Special Boat Team Takes Flight With Nightstalkers


Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen from Special Boat Team 12, stationed at Naval Base Coronado, California, with the help of aviators from 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, conducted a Maritime External Air Transportation System (MEATS) training evolution in Moses Lake, Washington on May 21st, 2014. MEATS is a method to move watercraft from points on land or water to other locations using Army MH-47G Chinook helicopters. In the process, the crewmen rig the boat to the helicopter as it hovers above, and then climb a rope ladder to board the helicopter before moving to the final destination, where they slide down a rope to the boat before the helicopter disconnects the hoist cables. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Prows, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Image Gallery

specialboatteam1 Special Boat Team takes flight with Nightstalkers Special Boat Team takes flight with Nightstalkers Special Boat Team takes flight with Nightstalkers

Author

, , , ,

Post navigation