Joint operations take a big leap

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton, U.S. Coast Guard Honolulu – Perched at the edge of a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter, the U.S. Coast Guard Vertical Insertion Team Members (VITM) wait for the signal. They see the deck of the U.S. Navy’s USS Crommelin rolling in the waves 70 feet below. There’s the signal. A tap on the shoulder. It’s time to jump. googletag.cmd.push(function()...