Helo Combat Lift in Afghanistan

06/20/2011 – Two Chinooks carrying M777 155mm howitzers fly away from Kandahar Airfield, May 8.

Credit: 7th Sustainment Brigade: 05/08/2011

  • In the second photo,  Sgt. 1st Class Larry Barefield, the 623rd Quartermaster Company, Special Troops Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade slingload detachment non-commissioned officer in charge, prepares to hook an M777 155mm howitzer to the bottom of a Chinook helicopter at Kandahar Airfield, May 8.
  • In the final photo, Sgt. 1st Class Larry Barefield, right, the 623rd Quartermaster Company, Special Troops Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, slingload team non-commissioned officer in charge, and Pfc. Dustin Combs, a transportation specialist assigned to the slingload team, hook an M777 155mm howitzer to the bottom of a Chinook helicopter at Kandahar Airfield, May 8.

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