FORT LEE, Va. (June 17, 2021) --

Pvt. NyKaya McLemore, with the help of her instructor, Staff Sgt. George Avery, uses the reach pendant to connect cargo to the underside of a 6-ton, hovering Black Hawk helicopter during sling load operations June 17 at McLaney Drop Zone.
Pvt. NyKaya McLemore, with the help of her instructor, Staff Sgt. George Avery, uses the reach pendant to connect cargo to the underside of a 6-ton, hovering Black Hawk helicopter during sling load operations June 17 at McLaney Drop Zone. (Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell) VIEW ORIGINAL

Pvt. NyKaya McLemore – receiving guidance from her instructor, Staff Sgt. George Avery – uses a reach pendant to connect cargo to the underside of a 6-ton, hovering Black Hawk helicopter during sling load operations June 17 at McLaney Drop Zone. McLemore is an 89B Ammunition Specialist Course student undergoing advanced individual training at the U.S. Army Ordnance School. Ammunition specialists are responsible for the highly specialized care and management of ammunition, explosives and their components, among other duties, according to www.goarmy.com. Sling loading is a means to transport ammunition in austere conditions or when expediency is critical. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)