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U.S. Army and U.S. Airmen conducted Search and Rescue Training in Arizona

Release Number: 030615

U.S. Army Soldiers from Task Force Tatanka and U.S. Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Airmen conducted search and rescue training at the Ruby Fuzzy military operating area during Exercise Angel Thunder, 2 June.

During the training, an Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook dropped the Airmen off at an isolated location where the Airmen waited for another aircraft to locate and recover them. While waiting for rescue to arrive the Airmen conducted several localized training scenarios to include finding coordinates for their location, calling in air support, and surviving in the desert terrain.  

Task Force Tatanka is made up of three companies from the Montana Army National Guard's 1-189th General Support Aviation Battalion. The Airmen are assigned to the 22nd Training Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington.

For any questions about Angel Thunder please call the 355th  Fighter Wing Public Affairs at 520-228-3406 or email 355wgpa@us.af.mil.

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