19th ESC sling load training

By Sgt. Scott TantDecember 14, 2017

19th ESC conducts sling load training
Soldiers with the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command quickly depart after successfully attaching hoist lines to a UH-60L Black Hawk during sling load training at Camp Carroll on May 21. The helicopter and crew are with Charlie Company 2nd Battali... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

CAMP CARROLL, South Korea - Soldiers of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command perform sling load operations with a UH-60L Black Hawk from Charlie Company 2-2 Assault Battalion at Camp Carroll on May 21, 2015.

In an effort to ensure training centered on logistical preparedness and rapid deployment, Soldiers from the 19th ESC conducted sling load operations. Utilizing a water trailer and a tactical vehicle trailer as the load, the Soldiers were able to properly attach hoist lines and grounding cables, secure the load to a hovering Blackhawk helicopter, and safely move away from the area once completed. The Soldiers of the 19th ESC learned the value of effective, precision teamwork, not only with each other, but with the flight crew of the aircraft. The 2-2 Assault helicopter made numerous lifts, and provided first-time rides for some of the 19th ESC Soldiers.

The training event displayed that hands-on training in a real world scenario allowed the Soldiers to understand and comprehend the necessity for sling load operations.