A motorist who was injured after driving off a mountain road and falling some 50 m (165 ft).
Biannual Angel Thunder exercises test CSAR capabilities
This year’s second Angel Thunder exercise began at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, US, on 4 November. The biannual Angel Thunder exercises focus on testing combat search and rescue (CSAR) capabilities. The previous Angel Thunder exercise was held at the air base on 6 to 19 May.
The current two-week-long exercise features US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps participants, along with service members from Canada, France, Italy and Poland, to conduct training to prepare to support survivors, referred to as isolated personnel, in a deployed environment.
“We want to create scenarios where these different Department of Defense entities have to come together to solve a problem," said US Air Force Lt Col Robert Rosebrough, director of operations for Detachment 1, 414th Combat Training Squadron. “We want them to play to each other’s strengths and mitigate each other’s weaknesses.”
The Air Combat Command-sponsored exercise will use a variety of scenarios to simulate deployed conditions and contingencies, he said: “The main point of these exercises is to give the participants as much practice as possible before going downrange. They can use the experience they gain from these simulations to make knowledgeable decisions while in a deployed environment.”
Under a new agreement, the fixed-wing medical transport providers will co-operate on time-critical missions.
The Exchange was designed to share real-world lessons learned about humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
RACQ CQ Rescue described the mission as a ‘marathon’ five-hour task.
Awesome Air Evac, DFS and TMH Medical Services have announced that they have joined forces to provide an air ambulance service based in Kabul, Afghanistan.