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Agile Wolf 20-04: 435 CRG practices sling load operations
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy Geerts, 435th Security Forces Squadron team member, uses hand signals to guide a CH-47 Chinook helicopter into place before 435th Contingency Response Group Airmen sling load cargo onto the aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 27, 2020. Due to the noise projected by the Chinook, prior planning and communication through hand signals was crucial to the success of the operation. The 435th CRG worked with the U.S. Army 1-214th General Support Aviation Battalion, Wiesbaden, Germany, to provide the joint training as part of Agile Wolf 20-04. Agile Wolf 20-04 is an exercise designed to sharpen the 435th CRG’s tactics, techniques and procedures for establishing expeditionary airfields on demand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)