Nebraska National Guard and Sling Load Ops

Soldiers from Nebraska National Guard, practiced sling load operations at the Grand Island, Nebraska. Sling loading is the rapid movement of equipment by helicopter from one location to another using sling sets, cargo nets and other specially designed equipment.

This allows units to avoid any surface obstacles that may hinder them from reaching their destination in a timely manner. It is also used to reach outlying areas where the use of convoys is impractical or impossible.


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