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German Air Force rescue personnel lead simulated patients off of a German Army CH-53GS aircraft during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner nations worked together during the exercise to transport patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow–Lindbergh Regional Airport.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

German Air Force rescue personnel lead simulated patients off of a German Army CH-53GS aircraft during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner nations worked together during the exercise to transport patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow–Lindbergh Regional Airport.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

U.S. Air Force and Royal Danish Air Force medical personnel treat a simulated victim for neck and head injuries during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. Service members, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University students acted as simulated patients to create a realistic experience during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

U.S. Air Force and Royal Danish Air Force medical personnel treat a simulated victim for neck and head injuries during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. Service members, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University students acted as simulated patients to create a realistic experience during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

Ryan Gould, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet, is treated for a simulated traumatic brain injury during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at  Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. The patients were transported from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point where they were triaged for injuries ranging from trauma-induced child labor to scrapes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

Ryan Gould, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet, is treated for a simulated traumatic brain injury during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. The patients were transported from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point where they were triaged for injuries ranging from trauma-induced child labor to scrapes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

Two U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawks and a German CH-53GS helicopter take off while two U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawks, a U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook and a U.S Navy HH-60H Seahawk helicopter wait for clearance to take off after an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. During the exercise, U.S. military forces and partner-nations worked together to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

Two U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawks and a German CH-53GS helicopter take off while two U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawks, a U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook and a U.S Navy HH-60H Seahawk helicopter wait for clearance to take off after an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. During the exercise, U.S. military forces and partner-nations worked together to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

Simulated flood victims are escorted by a German Air Force pararescueman during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner- nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

Simulated flood victims are escorted by a German Air Force pararescueman during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner- nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen and a Royal Danish Air Force rescue member treat a simulated flood victim with internal bleeding during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow???Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. Service members, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University students acted as simulated patients to create a realistic experience during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen and a Royal Danish Air Force rescue member treat a simulated flood victim with internal bleeding during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow???Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. Service members, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University students acted as simulated patients to create a realistic experience during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

Two German Air Force CH-53GS land at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., with simulated flood patients on board during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner-nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

Two German Air Force CH-53GS land at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., with simulated flood patients on board during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner-nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

Simulated flood victims are escorted from a German Air Force Air Force CH-53GS helicopter during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner-nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

Simulated flood victims are escorted from a German Air Force Air Force CH-53GS helicopter during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner-nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Kaupas, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load team chief and simulated patient, holds an IV after receiving medical care during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. Service members, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University students acted as simulated patients to create a realistic experience during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Kaupas, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load team chief and simulated patient, holds an IV after receiving medical care during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. Service members, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University students acted as simulated patients to create a realistic experience during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

Simulated flood victims are escorted from a German Air Force CH-53GS helicopter a German Air Force pararescueman during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner- nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)
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Simulated flood victims are escorted from a German Air Force CH-53GS helicopter a German Air Force pararescueman during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner- nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

A U.S. Air Force Airman and a Royal Danish Air Force rescue member triage two simulated flood victims during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner- nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)
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A U.S. Air Force Airman and a Royal Danish Air Force rescue member triage two simulated flood victims during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner- nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

Two U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawks take off as a U.S. Army CH-47D taxis during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)
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Two U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawks take off as a U.S. Army CH-47D taxis during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen and a Royal Danish Air Force rescue member work together to treat a simulated flood victim with internal bleeding during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. Service members, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University students acted as simulated patients to create a realistic experience during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Airmen and a Royal Danish Air Force rescue member work together to treat a simulated flood victim with internal bleeding during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. Service members, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University students acted as simulated patients to create a realistic experience during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Clifford Knesel, 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron medical technician, stabilizes the head of a simulated flood victim with internal bleeding during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner- nations worked together during the exercise to transport patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. Knesel is a member of the Wyoming Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Clifford Knesel, 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron medical technician, stabilizes the head of a simulated flood victim with internal bleeding during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner- nations worked together during the exercise to transport patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. Knesel is a member of the Wyoming Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Clifford Knesel, 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron medical technician, stabilizes the head of a simulated flood victim with internal bleeding during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. Service members, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University students acted as simulated patients to create a realistic experience during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Clifford Knesel, 187th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron medical technician, stabilizes the head of a simulated flood victim with internal bleeding during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. Service members, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University students acted as simulated patients to create a realistic experience during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

Simulated flood victims are escorted from a German Air Force CH-53GS by a German Air Force pararescueman during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow???Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)
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Simulated flood victims are escorted from a German Air Force CH-53GS by a German Air Force pararescueman during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow???Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

A C-130H Hercules from the Wyoming Air National Guard taxis to its parking spot as an HH-60 Pave hawk waits during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. The C-130H transported medical equipment, service members and students from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University to the training locations in northern Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)
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A C-130H Hercules from the Wyoming Air National Guard taxis to its parking spot as an HH-60 Pave hawk waits during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. The C-130H transported medical equipment, service members and students from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University to the training locations in northern Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

(L to R) A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk, a U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook and a U.S. Air force C-130H Hercules wait to transport equipment, service members and University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University students after the completion of an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)
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(L to R) A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk, a U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook and a U.S. Air force C-130H Hercules wait to transport equipment, service members and University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University students after the completion of an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, Ariz., June 5, 2015. U.S. military forces and partner nations worked together during the exercise to transport simulated patients from Camp Navajo Training Site to the casualty collection point located at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson/Released)

WINSLOW, Ariz. -- A mass casualty exercise involving multinational armed services took place in northern Arizona Friday for Angel Thunder 2015.

A casualty collection point was setup in an aircraft hangar at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport where more than 50 simulated casualties were transported from a simulated flood disaster site in Camp Navajo Training Site, Arizona.

Upon arrival to the CCP in U.S. Army CH-47D Chinooks, German Air Force CH-53GS and U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pavehawk aircraft, active duty personnel and students from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University acted as patients to be triaged for injuries ranging from trauma-induced child labor to brain injuries.

"We've got flight nurses and med techs helping run the exercise on the inside (the airport hangar)," said Capt. Leigh Miller, 187th Air Medical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse. "My role is to triage the most critical patients when they come in, assess their injuries and help determine who leaves on a plane first."

Medical personnel worked diligently and cohesively to ensure the patients in the most critical condition received urgent and proper care.

"I think they were very professional," said Ryan Gould, Northern Arizona University Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet. "They quickly assessed what was going on and got me out of there very fast. As soon as I got (to the CCP), I felt like I was being taken care of the whole time."

This exercise provided many participants their first experience in working with personnel from the U.S. and foreign nations, but they still stayed team oriented.

"The positive of this exercise is we're getting everyone out of their comfort zones," Miller said. "Everyone is doing something a little bit different than what they're used to. We're all learning. Everybody's being flexible so we're working together and getting it figured out. It's been a great experience."

For personnel from the Royal Danish Air Force, this was their last day as participants in Angel Thunder 2015.

"I think this is a good exercise," said Flight Sergeant Henrik Gyǒrkǒs, Royal Danish Air Force forward air evacuation medic. "It's the first time we have been over here, so it's kind of a survey for us. But I hope for next year we can bring our five forward air teams over and perhaps fly some more med evac because that is our primary job. So I hope we can come over again."