Feb. 21, 2017
Soldiers conduct sling-load exercise off causeway
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. —
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 331st Transportation Company, 11th Battalion, 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, conducted sling-load operations on the James River as part of a field training exercise involving land, sea and air capabilities, Feb. 15 through 16, 2017.
The exercise tested the unit’s ability to move vehicles from one land area to another using a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and LCM-8, Mike-boats. The sling-load capability is often used to deliver supplies or equipment to difficult terrain or hostile environments, such as with humanitarian missions or global disasters.