PHOTOS: Army Helicopter Picks Up Boat In Moses Lake - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

PHOTOS: Army Helicopter Picks Up Boat In Moses Lake

Posted: Updated:
PHOTO: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Prows PHOTO: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Prows
MOSES LAKE, Wash. - We just happened to come across some awesome pictures on Facebook of some training the US Army was conducting in the Moses Lake area back in May.

The photos were taken by U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Prows on May 21st when Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen from Special Boat Team 12, stationed at Naval Base Coronado in California were conducting a MEATS (Maritime External Air Transportation System) training. Helping out Special Boat Team 12 during the training was aviators from 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

So what is MEATS training? It's basically just what you see in the photos. Crews from a watercraft attach their boat to the chopper hovering above, then they climb a ladder into the helicopter, and the boat is transported to another destination. Once it arrives, the process is repeated, except in reverse.

It's pretty incredible. Check out the photos!
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Severe thunderstorms roll through the Inland Northwest

    Severe thunderstorms roll through the Inland Northwest

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:44:57 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Severe thunderstorms moving through the area have caused numerous power outages, downed trees and power lines, and heavy wind, rain and hail.KHQ has team coverage tonight on these storms at 5 and 6.If you are in the area and can safely take a picture, please send them to pix@khq.comMore >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Severe thunderstorms moving through the area have caused numerous power outages, downed trees and power lines, and heavy wind, rain and hail.KHQ has team coverage tonight on these storms at 5 and 6.If you are in the area and can safely take a picture, please send them to pix@khq.comMore >>
  • Helicopter Crash in Wenatchee

    Helicopter Crash in Wenatchee

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:16:03 GMT
    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - A helicopter crashed in Wenatchee on Wednesday.Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration in Renton says the crash occurred on Wednesday in Wenatchee for unknown reasons.More >>
    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. - A helicopter crashed in Wenatchee on Wednesday.Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration in Renton says the crash occurred on Wednesday in Wenatchee for unknown reasons. He says the helicopter was a Bell 206A Jet Ranger.

    More >>
  • FLASH FLOOD WARNING for fire damaged areas

    FLASH FLOOD WARNING for fire damaged areas

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:41:18 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Potential afternoon thunderstorms expected Wednesday are a concern for the Carlton Complex fire because of the possibility of heavy rain and lightning strikes. Even a moderate 10-minute rain can cause flooding, debris flows, and landslides. >>>Flash Flood Warning Has Been Issued>>>More >>
    KHQ.COM - Potential afternoon thunderstorms expected Wednesday are a concern for the Carlton Complex fire because of the possibility of heavy rain and lightning strikes. Even a moderate 10-minute rain can cause flooding, debris flows, and landslides. >>>Flash Flood Warning Has Been Issued>>>
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.