Angel Thunder 2013 - Great MilAir monitioring!
Last year this was some really great MilAir monitoring.
This year it is being called the "largest rescue exercise in the world"
Last year I listened to a very intense night time exercise that sounded so realistic that it was amazing. I will just type out some of the article from the MARCH 8 2013 issue of the DESERT LIGHTNING , the newspaper from Davis-Monthan AFB here in Tucson.
Last year I listened to a downed pilot scenario that involved an E-3 AWAC's , MH-60 PaveHawks, KC-135 tankers, F-16's and A-10's and other a/c types.. The radio traffic was so realistic sounding that I really got caught up in it all.
Angel Thunder 2013 will take place APRIL 7 - 20 at Davis-Monthan AFB
Angel Thunder is the world's largest personnel recovery exercise, integrating sister services and numerous state,national, multinational and inter agency assets dedicated to saving lives in incredible circumstances.
The exercise simulates a comprehensive government response to isolated citizens, and echoes the Air Force rescue motto, " That others may live". Angel Thunder is the closest civilians can get to a personnel recovery mission without being part of a real-life rescue.
One portion of the exercise, RESOLUTE ANGEL, will test local, state, and federal organizations with a catastrophic, mass-casualty event reaching from the Grand Canyon to the New Mexico-Arizona border to Tucson, AZ. THIS SCENARIO WILL RUN APRIL 11-13.
Additionally, various events will take place APRIL 15 - 19, including high- altitude and urban-irregular warfare, contested operations and air-sea battles.
These scenarios will take place over 40,000 square miles of Arizona and New Mexico to simulate U.S. Embassy and federal employee recoveries.
The air-sea scenarios will span Arizona and the California coast.