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U.S. Army Pfc. Austin Puckett from the Effingham-based Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois Army National Guard, pulls security during movement training prior to the start of Exercise Southern Vanguard 23 in Tolemaida Military Base, Colombia, Nov. 5, 2022. Exercise Southern Vanguard is U.S. Army South’s premier training exercise taking place at the operational and tactical levels intended to increase interoperability between the United States and Western Hemisphere forces. This year’s iteration, Exercise Southern Vanguard 23, involves Soldiers from U.S. Army South and the U.S. Army National Guard training alongside Colombian Army soldiers in varying terrain while conducting weapon familiarization lanes culminating in a bilateral military training operation.

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Photo by: Sgt. 1st Class Robert Lannom |  VIRIN: 221105-A-PZ950-9118.JPG