ANGEL THUNDER to bring increased flying in Arizona

Release Number: 070415

The 8th annual ANGEL THUNDER Personnel Recovery exercise will take place 30 May - 13 June, here and throughout the southwest.

ANGEL THUNDER is the world's largest Personnel Recovery exercise, integrating sister services and numerous state, national, multinational and interagency assets dedicated to saving lives in incredible circumstances.

Davis-Monthan provides an ideal training location due to its close proximity to a variety of training areas such as the easy access to many military ranges, a variety of environments with higher elevations, and access to the California coastline.

Questions regarding ANGEL THUNDER can be directed to the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at (520) 228-3406 or email

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