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Military to hold search and rescue exercise at Arizona base

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Posted at 5:09 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 08:09:42-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Units from four U.S. armed services will participate in a military search-and-rescue exercise scheduled this month at a base in southern Arizona.

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base officials said Wednesday that Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps units will participate in the exercise to be held Aug. 8-24 at the base in Tucson.

Officials said the exercise dubbed Red Flag-Rescue 19 provides realistic training for search and rescue operations that can be conducted after the initial days of a conflict.

Davis-Monthan is the home base of the Air Force's 563rd Rescue Group.