D-M to host major rescue exercise

2014-05-03T00:00:00Z D-M to host major rescue exerciseArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 03, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will host the Air Combat Command’s seventh annual Angel Thunder Personnel Recovery and Rescue Exercise from Sunday through May 17.

Angel Thunder is the world’s largest rescue exercise involving sister services and numerous state, national and international agencies in exercises such as high-altitude rescues and urban-irregular warfare, contested operations and air-sea battles.

This year’s exercise will involve more than 1,800 personnel from all services, 23 non-military agencies, eight international partners, more than 70 aircraft and ships from the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, operating across Arizona and off California.

Aircraft will include the A-10 Thunderbolt II, HH-60G Pave Hawk, HC-130J Combat King II, C-12 Huron, A-29 Super Tucano, Eurocopter EC-725 Super Cougar, and the B-212 Twin Huey helicopter.

Air crews operating out of D-M will follow all standard D-M flight procedures . Local residents can report any flight operations concerns by calling D-M at 228-5091.

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