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I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Headquarters U.S. Air Force ACC’s ANGEL THUNDER Opportunities for the Interagency Presented to the WJTSC Interagency WG Lt Col Patrick Pope, ACC/A3J 30 Mar 2010
I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Purpose Introduce the Interagency Working Group to Exercise ANGEL THUNDER (AT) and the training opportunities it offers Next event executing Apr 2010 Briefer: Lt Col Patrick “p-Square” Pope, ACC/A3J DSN ( ) Program Manager: Mr Todd “Todo” Parker, ACC/A3JE DSN ( ) JNTC Manager: Mr Mark Winfield, ACC/A3JE DSN ( )
I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e ANGEL THUNDER A high fidelity joint, integrated exercise providing realistic Personnel Recovery (PR) training for PR forces and partners Scheduled for JNTC accreditation/certification FY10/4 Requirement: Prepare forces for deployment to CENTCOM by focusing on non-permissive PR using advanced technologies CONOPS: Prepare PR and C2ISR personnel to plan, integrate and execute PR with special emphasis on joint irregular warfare, urban operations and extractions, SOF and Interagency integration, and non-conventional assisted recovery Train the Lightning Bolt QRF and Rescue Operations Center (FOB C2 node) Train Global Response Force missions: humanitarian assistance, non- combatant evacuation and disaster relief Train on the products and processes of national assets Train with non-military personnel for operations in hostile environments Deploy to Davis-Monthan AFB (Tucson AZ) and FOBs in NM and AZ 3
I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Joint, Interagency and Coalition Partnerships 4 Fifth event since inception, now training 75 aircraft and 1000 Personnel for ~$2M Primary training audience: Air Force, Army, Navy and USMC forces Active, Guard and Reserve woven throughout the PR community…and AT SOCOM, SPACECOM, JFCOM (JPRA) and NRO Supports 8 of 15 JFCOM Training Priorities DEA, FBI, DOS and Peace Corps Improving OGA PR training and real-world operations Next potential partner? Would like to add USAID Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Pakistan, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, France, Italy, Qatar, and Bahrain Observers, SERE trainers and training audience Will require SAF/IA involvement to prioritize & invite partners in FY11 DVs: Ambassador Charles Ray (DASD/POW-MIA), Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (8 th District, AZ), Gov Jan Brewer (AZ), and Gen Rennuart (NORTHCOM) AMB Ray role-played as an ambassador and as a survivor
I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Funding Entirely OCO funded…AF POM request pending JTCP funds other service travel OGA and Foreign participants fund themselves Playas currently at no expense…anticipate fees in FY12 5
I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e “Take-aways” 6 Supports DoD and COCOM Building Partnerships programs Creates persistent bonds…and immediate downrange effects Joint context for Conventional, SOF, Coalition, and Interagency Real-time feedback to training audiences through daily hot washes and formal after action reporting Playas Urban Training Area offers a robust, realistic and affordable training environment, opposition force and exercise assessment Leveraging the Davis-Monthan JTEN to enable Virtual and Constructive participation with other JNTC accredited programs Looking to grow “V-C” play now that live play is well established Introducing AFSERS to generate friendly & opposing entities Phase-in use of ACC fighter and C2 simulators via the DMOC, then incorporate other services’ distributed capabilities Upon accreditation/certification ANGEL THUNDER will provide robust interagency and international training opportunities
I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Questions?