07/17/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/17/2017 17:07
Michael Kingsley of Natchitoches, an ROTC cadet at Northwestern State University, participated the U.S. Army Air Assault Court at Fort Benning, Georgia, with 267 other students last month. Over two weeks, the cadets were physically tested and learned about various military helicopters, including how to inspect the helicopters and sling-loads attached under UH-60 Blackhawks and CH-47 Chinook. The cadets rappelled many times from a 65-foot tower as well as from a Blackhawk hovering approximately 90 feet above the ground. Kingsley graduated June 30 with a class of 197 students and received his Air Assault Wings, an official certification to be utilized as an asset for military sling-load operations.