Angel Thunder 2015: German AF participates in mass casualty exercise

A German Air Force CH-53GS and a U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey sit on the flightline during Angel Thunder 2015 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 9, 2015. Angel Thunder is the largest personnel recovery exercise in the world combining joint, coalition and interagency personnel that will train through the full spectrum of personnel recovery capabilities with numerous types of aircraft.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force CH-53GS and a U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey sit on the flightline during Angel Thunder 2015 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 9, 2015. Angel Thunder is the largest personnel recovery exercise in the world combining joint, coalition and interagency personnel that will train through the full spectrum of personnel recovery capabilities with numerous types of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force CH-53GS helicopter sits on the flightline during Angel Thunder 2015 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 9, 2015. Angel Thunder is the largest personnel recovery exercise in the world combining joint, coalition and interagency personnel that will train through the full spectrum of personnel recovery capabilities with numerous types of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force CH-53GS helicopter sits on the flightline during Angel Thunder 2015 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 9, 2015. Angel Thunder is the largest personnel recovery exercise in the world combining joint, coalition and interagency personnel that will train through the full spectrum of personnel recovery capabilities with numerous types of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 aerial gunner views Tucson, Ariz., from the ramp of a German Air Force CH-53GS helicopter during Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. Angel Thunder is hosted by the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., but many flying operations extend throughout Arizona, New Mexico and California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 aerial gunner views Tucson, Ariz., from the ramp of a German Air Force CH-53GS helicopter during Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. Angel Thunder is hosted by the 355th Fighter Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., but many flying operations extend throughout Arizona, New Mexico and California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 aerial gunner views Tucson, Ariz., from the ramp of a German Air Force CH-53GS helicopter during Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. The German Air Force flew to Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, Ariz., to pick up pararescuemen in support of a mass casualty exercise held at the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 aerial gunner views Tucson, Ariz., from the ramp of a German Air Force CH-53GS helicopter during Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. The German Air Force flew to Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, Ariz., to pick up pararescuemen in support of a mass casualty exercise held at the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 aerial gunner views southern Arizona from the ramp of a German Air Force CH-53GS helicopter during a flight for Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. The German Air Force flew to Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, Ariz., to pick up pararescuemen in support of a mass casualty exercise held at the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 aerial gunner views southern Arizona from the ramp of a German Air Force CH-53GS helicopter during a flight for Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. The German Air Force flew to Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, Ariz., to pick up pararescuemen in support of a mass casualty exercise held at the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force CH-53GS lands in southern Arizona during Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. The objective of Angel Thunder is to train personnel recovery forces to prepare, plan, execute and adapt for a rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force CH-53GS lands in southern Arizona during Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. The objective of Angel Thunder is to train personnel recovery forces to prepare, plan, execute and adapt for a rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 aerial gunner monitor’s airspace from the ramp of a German Air Force CH-53GS helicopter during a flight over southern Arizona for Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. Angel Thunder is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise, hosting 11 partner nations and nine interagencies with a common goal to train personnel recovery forces to prepare, plan, execute and adapt for a rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 aerial gunner monitor’s airspace from the ramp of a German Air Force CH-53GS helicopter during a flight over southern Arizona for Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. Angel Thunder is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise, hosting 11 partner nations and nine interagencies with a common goal to train personnel recovery forces to prepare, plan, execute and adapt for a rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen sit in the back of a CH-53GS helicopter on the way to the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M., where partner nations teamed up to participate in an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise, June 9, 2015. The objective of Angel Thunder is to train personnel recovery forces to prepare, plan, execute and adapt for a rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen sit in the back of a CH-53GS helicopter on the way to the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M., where partner nations teamed up to participate in an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise, June 9, 2015. The objective of Angel Thunder is to train personnel recovery forces to prepare, plan, execute and adapt for a rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 pararescueman holds his weapon during Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. The German Air force transported the pararescueman to the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M., to assist partner nations locate and extract the simulated victims of an explosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 pararescueman holds his weapon during Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. The German Air force transported the pararescueman to the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M., to assist partner nations locate and extract the simulated victims of an explosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 pararescueman holds his weapon during Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. The German Air force transported the pararescueman to the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M., to assist partner nations locate and extract the simulated victims of an explosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)
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A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 pararescueman holds his weapon during Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. The German Air force transported the pararescueman to the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M., to assist partner nations locate and extract the simulated victims of an explosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 pararescueman holds his weapon during Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. The German Air force transported the pararescueman to the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M., to assist partner nations locate and extract the simulated victims of an explosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)
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A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 pararescueman holds his weapon during Angel Thunder 2015, June 9, 2015. The German Air force transported the pararescueman to the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M., to assist partner nations locate and extract the simulated victims of an explosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 pararescuemen discuss the mission on the way to the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M., where partner nations teamed up to participate in an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise, June 9, 2015. The objective of Angel Thunder is to train personnel recovery forces to prepare, plan, execute and adapt for a rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)
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German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 pararescuemen discuss the mission on the way to the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M., where partner nations teamed up to participate in an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise, June 9, 2015. The objective of Angel Thunder is to train personnel recovery forces to prepare, plan, execute and adapt for a rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 flight engineer monitors a landing zone from the ramp of a CH-53GS helicopter as it lands in a field at the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M to drop off German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen for an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise, June 9, 2015. Rescue personnel were called in to clear a simulated town and locate survivors after a security team patrolling a safe house hit an improvised explosive device. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)
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A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 flight engineer monitors a landing zone from the ramp of a CH-53GS helicopter as it lands in a field at the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M to drop off German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen for an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise, June 9, 2015. Rescue personnel were called in to clear a simulated town and locate survivors after a security team patrolling a safe house hit an improvised explosive device. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen depart a CH-53GS helicopter to join partner nation rescue personnel for an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M, June 9, 2015. Angel Thunder is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise, hosting 11 partner nations and nine interagencies at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)
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German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen depart a CH-53GS helicopter to join partner nation rescue personnel for an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M, June 9, 2015. Angel Thunder is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise, hosting 11 partner nations and nine interagencies at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen load and provide care to simulated casualties onto a CH-53GS helicopter after teaming up with partner nation rescue personnel for an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M, June 9, 2015. Victims in the exercise were brought to a casualty collection point where they were triaged and transferred to a U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk, U.S. Navy MH-60 Global Hawk or a German CH-53GS for a medical evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)
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German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen load and provide care to simulated casualties onto a CH-53GS helicopter after teaming up with partner nation rescue personnel for an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M, June 9, 2015. Victims in the exercise were brought to a casualty collection point where they were triaged and transferred to a U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk, U.S. Navy MH-60 Global Hawk or a German CH-53GS for a medical evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 pararescueman prepares to start an IV fluid resuscitation on a simulated casualty during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M., June 9, 2015. During this exercise, a security team patrolling a safe house hit an improvised explosive device so rescue personnel were called in to clear the town and locate survivors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)
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A German Air Force Helicopter Wing 64 pararescueman prepares to start an IV fluid resuscitation on a simulated casualty during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at the Playas Research and Training Center, N.M., June 9, 2015. During this exercise, a security team patrolling a safe house hit an improvised explosive device so rescue personnel were called in to clear the town and locate survivors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A U.S. Air Force 48th Rescue Squadron pararescueman writes down completed care on a field medical card for a simulated patient during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise in route to Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, Ariz., June 9, 2015. Mock victims in the exercise were brought to a casualty collection point where they were triaged and transferred to a U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk, U.S. Navy MH-60 Sea Hawk or a German CH-53GS for a medical evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force 48th Rescue Squadron pararescueman writes down completed care on a field medical card for a simulated patient during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise in route to Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, Ariz., June 9, 2015. Mock victims in the exercise were brought to a casualty collection point where they were triaged and transferred to a U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk, U.S. Navy MH-60 Sea Hawk or a German CH-53GS for a medical evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

A U.S. Air Force 48th Rescue Squadron pararescueman checks the vitals of a simulated patient during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise in route to Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, Ariz., June 9, 2015. Rescue personnel came under simulated enemy fire during the exercise, where A-10 Thunderbolt IIs neutralized and secured the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force 48th Rescue Squadron pararescueman checks the vitals of a simulated patient during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise in route to Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, Ariz., June 9, 2015. Rescue personnel came under simulated enemy fire during the exercise, where A-10 Thunderbolt IIs neutralized and secured the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen move a simulated patient from a CH-53GS helicopter to a C-130 Hercules for transportation during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, Ariz., June 9, 2015. Angel Thunder is the largest personnel recovery exercise in the world combining joint, coalition and interagency personnel that will train through the full spectrum of personnel recovery capabilities with numerous types of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)
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German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen move a simulated patient from a CH-53GS helicopter to a C-130 Hercules for transportation during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, Ariz., June 9, 2015. Angel Thunder is the largest personnel recovery exercise in the world combining joint, coalition and interagency personnel that will train through the full spectrum of personnel recovery capabilities with numerous types of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)

German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen move a simulated patient from a CH-53GS helicopter to a C-130 Hercules for transportation during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, Ariz., June 9, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner nations worked together during the exercise to rescue and extract patients from Playas Research and Training Center, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)
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German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen move a simulated patient from a CH-53GS helicopter to a C-130 Hercules for transportation during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, Ariz., June 9, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner nations worked together during the exercise to rescue and extract patients from Playas Research and Training Center, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier/Released)