Events

May 29, 2014

Royal Saudi Air Force Commander visits D-M

Tags:
Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman
12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Public Affairs
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman)
Lt. Gen. Tod D. Wolters, Commander of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), greets Lt. Gen. Fayyadh Al-Ruwaili, Commander of the Royal Saudi Air Force, during his arrival here May 8. Al-Ruwaili visited D-M by invitation of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force during a countterpart visit. The primary purpose of visit is to observe Exercise ANGEL THUNDER operations as well as receive an orientation at the 12 AF (AFSOUTH) Air and Space Operations Center.

The Royal Saudi Air Force’s Commander visited Davis-Monthan for a first-hand look at Exercise ANGEL THUDNER May 8 to 10.

Lieutenant General Pilot Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, commander of the RSAF, led the Saudi delegation during the visit. The visit included a tour of the 612th Air and Space Operations Center and a trip to Flagstaff, Arizona, to monitor Exercise ANGEL THUDNER scenarios.

The 612th AOC provides command and control of air and space power in United States Southern Command’s area of responsibility. In support of USSOUTHCOM’s Theater Security Cooperation plan, the 612th AOC partners with Caribbean, Central, and South American air forces to forge relationships that will enhance security and cooperation within the AOR.

It provides the Combined Forces Air Component Commander the necessary tools to plan, execute, and manage any type of Air campaign in the USSOUTHCOM’s AOR.

The 612th AOC is also the innovative leader of all AOCs for real-world execution and operational testing in air, space, and information operations. The expansive communications infrastructure installed at the 612th AOC makes this facility ideal for testing new command and control, communication, and intelligence systems prior to fielding the capabilities within AOC’s around the globe.

Another area of interest during the visit was the ongoing Exercise ANGEL THUDNER.

While visiting exercise sites in Northern Arizona Al-Ruwaili witnessed demonstrations by helicopters and C-130s as well as a mass casualty scenario.

Exercise ANGEL THUNDER is the largest and most realistic joint service, multinational, interagency combat search and rescue exercise designed to provide training for personnel recovery assets using a variety of scenarios to simulate deployment conditions and contingencies. It is the only exercise in the Department of Defense covering personnel recovery training across the full spectrum of irregular and conventional warfare and has become the world’s largest and most complex personnel recovery exercise.

During Exercise ANGEL THUNDER personnel recovery forces train through the full spectrum of personnel recovery capabilities with ground recovery personnel, air assets, Special Forces teams and federal agents.

Saudi Arabia is a vital U.S. ally in the gulf region and provides a geo-strategic access to the region. The U.S Air Force and the RSAF share a very close mil-to-mil relationship that includes training, exercises, personnel exchanges and significant foreign military sales interaction.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Local Briefs July 2, 2015

Sunset Horseback Ride August 8, 4 – 8 p.m. – Outdoor Rec Saddle up and enjoy a 2-hour sunset horseback ride through the Saguaro National Park. Single Airmen can sign-up beginning July 6. All others may sign-up beginning July 13. Final deadline is July 31. Minimum age: 18. Cost of $25/person. Call 228-3736 for more...
 
 

D-M’s Fourth of July Celebration

For July 4, D-M is scheduled to hold a few evening events to celebrate the holiday. Shuttles for the fireworks are scheduled to start running at 5:30 p.m. from Heritage Park, the Sonoran Science Academy and Borman Elementary School. Pre-firework events are slated to begin at 6 p.m. at Bama Park featuring live music by...
 
 

Local Briefs June 26, 2015

Summer Swing Weekly Bowling  Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – D-M Lanes From June 1 – Aug. 31, the D-M Lanes will host a weekly tournament from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Mondays. Cost is $20/bowler. Three game minimum. Each player receives participation points and additional points for position each week. For more info, call 228-3461. Sunset Horseback...
 

 
FP_pict

AZ’s Meteorite crater rescue event concluded Angel Thunder 2015

WINSLOW, Ariz. — Arizona’s Meteorite Crater served as the final training site for this year’s Angel Thunder exercise, where four simulated-patients were hoisted 570 feet out of the crater into an Army Air National G...
 
 

Local Briefs June 19, 2015

Deadlift Competition June 19, 3 p.m. – Haeffner A deadlift competition will be held at the Haeffner on Friday, June 19 from 3 – 4:30 p.m.. Register at the Benko by June 18 at 11 p.m. Salt River Kayaking July 25 Escape the Tucson heat and enjoy the cool water of Salt River while kayaking...
 
 

US, partner nations’ rescue personnel participate in MASCAS

A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 66th Rescue Squadron flies over Southern California during Angel Thunder 2015, June 11. Angel Thunder is the largest personnel recovery exercise in the world combining joint, coalition and interagency personnel that will train through the full spectrum of personnel recovery capabilities with numerous types of aircraft....
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>