Tag: Rescue and Recovery

Soldiers from the West Virginia Army National Guard and the West Virginia Swift Water Rescue Team recently completed necessary training and certification through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). From June 10-13, the National Guard soldiers and the water rescue team members took part in training to identify as a FEMA Type 1 swift water/flood […]

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Earlier this month the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the publication of its 2016 National Preparedness Report. The report, which was issued this spring, evaluates core capabilities of U.S. government agencies tasked with providing emergency preparedness and response. FEMA’s report highlights several DHS initiatives, programs, and case studies that demonstrate their interagency efforts […]

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) implementation of the National Disaster Recovery Framework, which provides the overarching interagency coordination structure for the recovery phase of incidents and calls for a “whole community” approach to recovery. The report, GAO-16-476, examines FEMA’s implementation of the framework in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, New […]

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is once again hosting the Angel Thunder exercise. Angel Thunder is the largest and most realistic joint service, multinational, interagency combat search and rescue exercise…

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Preparations are already underway for the 2014 Angel Thunder exercise that will be conducted from May 4 to May 17. Angel Thunder is a joint service, multinational, interagency combat search and rescue exercise designed to provide training for personnel recovery…

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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base recently hosted the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise, with various training scenarios located in California, Arizona, and New Mexico…

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The annual Angel Thunder exercise is sponsored by the Air Force’s Air Combat Command, and is the largest federal interagency exercise for personnel rescue and recovery.  Angel Thunder was founded in 2005 by former Air Force Rescue helicopter pilot Brett Hartnett, who describes the exercise as the “biggest bang for the buck in training dollars.”  The focus of Angel Thunder is saving lives…

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