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U.S. Marine Maj. Alex Lugo, a Caribbean desk officer with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, talks with partner nation service members about a synchronization matrix during a planning meeting as part of UNITAS Amphibious in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 23, 2018. The knowledge gained and procedures put in place during this year’s tabletop exercise will inform the UNITAS Amphibious field training exercise in 2019. The intent for next year’s live event is to embark participating partners at sea. This will serve as a proof of concept for establishing interoperability amongst the region’s navies – and ultimately the development of a standing multinational maritime task force postured to respond to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief situations throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Dyer)

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Photo by: Gunnery Sgt. Zachary Dyer |  VIRIN: 180823-M-VM748-062.JPG