Tag: Brazil

Nov. 20, 2023

U.S., Brazilian armies complete Southern Vanguard exercise in Brazil

As the final salute echoed through the air, the closing ceremony of Southern Vanguard 24 signified a note of triumph and unity. After almost three weeks of training, the U.S. and Brazil armies stood together one final time in Oiapoque, Brazil, Nov. 16.The ceremony not only celebrated the successful completion of the exercise but also highlighted

Nov. 13, 2023

Soldiers bridge the communications gap at Southern Vanguard 24

In support of the Army’s priority of engineering support to readiness, the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command developed the radio interoperability capability – universal, or RIC-U, voice bridge. The RIC-U allows direct communications between U.S. Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System and partner nations’ ground tactical radios.

Nov. 13, 2023

ARSOUTH Soldier and Drill Sergeant reunited at Southern Vanguard 24

Soldiers that graduate from Army basic combat training typically don’t want to see their drill sergeants after going through a rigorous 10-week training, but that wasn’t the case for Spc. Joshua Taeckens, who bumped into his old drill sergeant Sgt. 1st Class Ronnie Lewellen in the middle of the Amazonia River in Brazil.

Nov. 7, 2023

Southern Vanguard 24 officially begins

Standing under the beaming Brazilian sun, Soldiers assigned Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) stood at close interval in formation as Brazilian Army Gen. Luciano Ghuilherme, the Military Command Northern commander, officially declared the start of Southern Vanguard 24, the morning of Nov. 6, 2023.

Nov. 6, 2023

U.S. Marine Corps and Brazilian Naval Infantry Strengthen Strategic Partnership

The Operational Naval Infantry Committee brought together U.S. Marines from Marine Corps Forces, South, and the Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais do Brasil (Brazilian Marine Corps) recently for the annual planning conference in Brazil.

Nov. 6, 2023

New York National Guard Medics Attend Brazilian Jungle Course

Four New York Army National Guard combat medics assigned to the 466th Medical Company, Area Support (MCAS), completed a Brazilian jungle familiarization and academics course with U.S. Army South, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 7th Special Forces Group and 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade Soldiers Nov. 1-4.

Nov. 1, 2023

Guardsmen Head to Brazil for Southern Vanguard 24

New York guardsmen and Brazilian troops are participating in Southern Vanguard, an exercise to designed to increase interoperability and share knowledge, in Brazil.

Aug. 30, 2023

New York Guard Conducts Search and Rescue Training in Brazil

One hundred New York National Guard Airmen conducted combat search and rescue exercises with their Brazilian Air Force counterparts Aug. 16-27. The Airmen, most of whom are assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing, conducted missions simulating the recovery of downed aircrew and refueled search and rescue helicopters in the air. They also completed on-ground security exercises and trained Brazilian parachute rescue personnel.

Aug. 25, 2023

New York Army National Guard Medics Train in Brazil

Fifteen New York Army National Guard medics and physician assistants traveled to Brazil to participate in South America’s largest military humanitarian response exercise Aug. 12-18. The Soldiers, from the 466th Medical Company, Area Support, joined 100 other foreign military personnel from 13 countries and 1,700 Brazilians for Operation Parana III in Parana State.

May 26, 2023

Gen. Richardson Visits Colombia, Brazil

U.S. Army Gen. Laura Richardson, the commander of U.S. Southern Command, visited Colombia and Brazil May 21 - 26 and met with senior government and military leaders to discuss security cooperation.