• The M119A lightweight howitzer and its high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle are latched to the bottom of a CH-47 Chinook and securely moved from Marshall Airfield to an alternate training location on Fort Riley, Kan., in an air assault sling load exercise conducted by Battery B., 2nd Bn., 32nd FA Reg., on Sept 13. After a week-long phase of instruction from a sling load mobile training team, this challenge solidifies that the Soldiers are trained and ready for any mission that lies ahead.

    The M119A lightweight howitzer and its high...

    The M119A lightweight howitzer and its high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle are latched to the bottom of a CH-47 Chinook and securely moved from Marshall Airfield to an alternate training location on Fort Riley, Kan., in an air assault sling load...

  • Staff Sgt. David De La O, 1st Sgt Scott Benge, Staff Sgt. Joshua Smith and Staff Sgt. Adam Hartle, all assigned to Battery B, 2 Bn., 32nd FA Reg., team up and brace each other from the high winds of the CH-47 Chinook propellers while successfully hooking up their M119A lightweight howitzer and its high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle and transporting them to an alternate location on Fort Riley from Marshall Airfield Sept. 13. This air assault sling load training exercise reaffirms that the teams can effectively move multiple pieces of equipment without loss or destruction of government property.

    Staff Sgt. David De La O, 1st Sgt Scott Benge...

    Staff Sgt. David De La O, 1st Sgt Scott Benge, Staff Sgt. Joshua Smith and Staff Sgt. Adam Hartle, all assigned to Battery B, 2 Bn., 32nd FA Reg., team up and brace each other from the high winds of the CH-47 Chinook propellers while successfully...

  • Spc. Colin Young (left) and Pfc. Timothy McDonald, both cannon crewmen assigned to Battery B, 2 Bn., 32nd FA Reg., talk through the necessary steps to securely attach their M119A lightweight howitzer to the CH-47 Chinook during the air assault sling load training exercise held on Marshall Airfield Sept. 13. The howitzer and also its high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle were latched to the bottom of a CH-47 Chinook and flown to an alternate location on Fort Riley.

    Spc. Colin Young (left) and Pfc. Timothy...

    Spc. Colin Young (left) and Pfc. Timothy McDonald, both cannon crewmen assigned to Battery B, 2 Bn., 32nd FA Reg., talk through the necessary steps to securely attach their M119A lightweight howitzer to the CH-47 Chinook during the air assault sling...

Several Soldiers assigned to Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conducted an air assault sling load training exercise to enhance unit readiness by moving assets and equipment across a designated area located on Marshall Air Field to training area 16, Fort Riley, Kan., on Sept. 13.

Three high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles were staged on a tall grassy field, along with three M119 lightweight howitzers and three teams who were more than ready to train. These vital pieces of equipment were then attached to a CH-47 Chinook and flown to an alternate training area without loss of equipment or destruction to government property. After receiving a week-long phase of instruction from a sling load mobile training team, this challenge solidifies that these Soldiers are trained and ready for the missions that lie ahead.

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