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German Air Force Rangers practice various firing tactics during Exercise ANGEL THUNDER at Three Points Firing Range in Tucson, Ariz., May 12, 2014.  ANGEL THUNDER is the only exercise in the Department of Defense covering personnel recovery training across the full spectrum of irregular and conventional warfare and has become the world’s largest and most complex personnel recovery exercise. Through the use of joint training, members are able to hone their development of the four core functions of personnel recovery which include preparing, planning, execution, and adaptation. ANGEL THUNDER is designed to provide state of the art rescue training for the total Air Force rescue community, as well as Joint U.S. Military, federal government agencies, local communities, non-governmental agencies and allied nations.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released) Joint and Coalition forces train at the firing range

0 5/15
2014
Default Air Force Logo CRE employed for ANGEL THUNDER
A contingency response element of the 621st Contingency Response Wing from Travis Air Force Base, California, is participating in exercise ANGEL THUNDER at Davis-Monthan AFB and Flagstaff Pulliam Airport.The CRE provides continuous on-site management of Air Mobility Command airfield operations including command and control, aerial port services,
0 5/13
2014
Spc. T.J. Hayer, a medical technician assigned to the 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation of the Army National Guard, straps Sgt. Ryan Swain onto a liter during a simulated casualty evacuation scenario as part of Exercise ANGEL THUNDER at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., May 7, 2014.  ANGEL THUNDER is a multilateral annual exercise that to supports DoD’s training requirements for Personnel Recovery responsibilities through high–fidelity exercises.  Exercise ANGEL THUNDER focuses on scenarios that rescue forces are likely to face in current and future contingencies—increasing their combat readiness across a range of military options. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released) Casualty Evacuation with F/7-158 Aviation Regiment

0 5/08
2014
Members from the U.S. Secret Service, Swedish Air Force, Air Evacuation Services, and local police departments practice securing an injured person to a litter during Tactical Combat Casualty Care training at the Pima County Training Center in Tucson, Ariz., May 6, 2014. TCCC introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield.  TCCC is a training event held during Exercise ANGEL THUNDER.  Exercise ANGEL THUNDER is a joint-interagency-coalition annual exercise that supports DoD’s training requirements for Personnel Recovery responsibilities through high–fidelity exercises. Exercise ANGEL THUNDER provides the most realistic PR training environment available to USAF Rescue forces, as well as their Joint, Interagency, and Coalition partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R.Redman/Released) TCCC training provided during Exercise ANGEL THUNDER

0 5/07
2014
A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 58th Rescue Squadron out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., equips himself with tree let-down gear May 5, 2014, at Camp Navajo, Ariz., in part of Angel Thunder. During the exercise, Airmen in the unit will participate in various scenarios to satisfy part-task training requirements and become more proficient at their job. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter/Released)  58th RQS hones skills during Angel Thunder

0 5/07
2014
Default Air Force Logo Angel Thunder Planners Convene to Develop Annual Personnel Recovery Exercise
More than 200 exercise planners from across the globe met at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base this week, in preparation for the upcoming annual Angel Thunder exercise 4-17 May.The Angel Thunder Professional Control Force, under Headquarters Air Combat Command Exercises Division, conducted a three-day planning conference in which unit representatives
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