CAB performs heavy lifting
June 7, 2012
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Units of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade came together to execute a sling load operation on an Mi-17 helicopter in the Kandahar province, Afghanistan, June 3.
Three battalions throughout the brigade all brought unique capabilities to the mission to ensure mission success for recovering of the damaged Mi-17 aircraft.
Task Force Hammerhead, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th CAB, was asked to assist in the movement of the Mi-17 helicopter due to the lift capabilities of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter amongst its ranks.
"Due to the weight of the Mi-17 and the small area it was located in, there were only two aircraft that could get to and lift it. One was the Mi-26 with Russian air company `Vertical T