U.S. Southern Command Photo Gallery
RIO DE JANEIRO (Sept. 8, 2022) From left, U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Flip Capistrano, Coast Guard attaché Brazil, U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Len “Loni” Anderson, the commanding general of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, and U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, talk after the opening ceremony for exercise UNITAS LXIII, during a tour aboard the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) on Ilha de Mocangue Naval Base, Rio de Janeiro, Sept. 8, 2022. The opening ceremony recognized the official start of UNITAS LXIII. UNITAS is the world’s longest-running maritime exercise. Hosted this year by Brazil, it brings together multinational forces from Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Uruguay conducting operations in and off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The exercise trains forces to conduct joint maritime operations through the execution of anti-surface, anti-submarine, anti-air, amphibious, and electronic warfare operations that enhance warfighting proficiency and increase interoperability among participating navy and marine forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ethan K. Craw)

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