Military Photo: Get Ready to Hook Up

Posted: 09/01/2009

From Left: Spc. Christopher Hickey, a Bayonne, N.J., native, Spc. Xavier De Leon, a Los Angeles native, and Army Sgt. Alexander Correa, a Boston native, prepare to hook up sling loads to a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter at Forward Operating Base Altimur in Logar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 9, 2009. Supplies are sling loaded onto helicopters, so more remote FOBs and Combat Outposts can receive needed items when other delivery means are impractical. Hickey serves as a supply representative for Troop C, 3rd Battalion, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. De Leon, a fire support specialist and Correa, an infantryman, both with Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div., are currently attached to 3-71 Cav. Regt.

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