Angel Thunder in Pictures

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Once again I had an opportunity to participate in Angel Thunder, the US Air Force‘s personnel recovery exercise. I missed some of the highlights, such as the simulated rescue at the Grand Canyon, one of the first (and largest) military exercises in a national park. But, I was able to observe a simulated air crash at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, where local emergency responders came in to assist, and an emergency response at Playas Training Center in New Mexico involving US, Colombian, Chilean, Brazilian, and Singaporean units responding to explosions that caused casualties in a simulated village.  Some of my photos are below.

Local fire rescue personnel respond to simulated air crash at the air base.
Local fire rescue personnel respond to simulated air crash at the air base.
Simulated air crash casualty being treated.
Simulated air crash casualty being treated.
An IED exploding kicks off a mass casualty/rescue exercise at Playas, New Mexico.
An IED exploding kicks off a mass casualty/rescue exercise at Playas, New Mexico.
'Casualties' from the IED.
‘Casualties’ from the IED.
Rescue forces arrive.
Rescue forces arrive.
Colombian, Brazilian, and Chilean forces disembark from Chinook flown by Singaporean pilots.
Colombian, Brazilian, and Chilean forces disembark from Chinook flown by Singaporean pilots.
Casualty being treated
Casualty being treated
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4 thoughts on “Angel Thunder in Pictures

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    Jacqui Murray said:
    May 6, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Very cool. Not quite like these pics, but I still remember when my Army son told me he could now fix a ‘sucking chest wound’. I felt so much safer.

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      charlieray45 responded:
      May 7, 2013 at 12:38 am

      Glad you liked them, and thank your son for his service – hooah! He’ll know what that last word means. 🙂

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