Partner-nations and U.S. military forces conduct mass casualty training in Northern Arizona

Release Number: 050615

Partner-nations and U.S. military forces worked together during an Angel Thunder 2015 mass casualty exercise in Northern Arizona, June 5.

Alongside service members, students from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University acted as simulated flood victims at Camp Navajo, Arizona.

After arriving on-scene, rescue personnel went to work. They stabilized patients in the field and loaded them onto various helicopters, C-47's, CH-53's, and HH60's. Once the patients were secured, they were transported to the casualty collection point, at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport in Winslow, Arizona.

More rescue personnel were standing by waiting to receive and triage the patients. Their injuries ranged from severe, internal bleeding and blocked airway, to minor such as scraps.

The Angel Thunder 2015 staff would like to thank Arizona National Guard and Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport for their support during the largest multi-national personnel recovery exercise, hosted by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

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