SENECA ARMY DEPOT, N.Y. -- Soldiers of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry from Ithaca,trained with two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and their crews from Bravo Company, Det. 1, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation out of Rochester at Seneca Army Depot, on Saturday, June 7. The depot is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. Newly trained pathfinder and air assault Soldiers trained the company on how to sling load the Co. D uparmored and soft skinned Humvees. When the CH-47s arrived, the flight crews verified the loads and gave rehearsals for the loading and unloading the aircraft. Each of the trained hook up crews rotated through hooking the sling loads up and the Chinooks flew a short pattern with the 5,000 lbs and 12, 000 lbs Humvees. Each of the four assault platoons in Co. D were flown around Canandaigua and Keuka Lakes. While aboard the helicopter Company Commander Gary Clark was able to promote Spc. Joshua Meriwether to Sergeant.
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