On June 3, the 17th Border Battalion held a graduation ceremony to conclude the Pantanal Operations Internship for officers from the Western Military Command.
The internship, conducted by the Pantanal Operations Training Center (CIOpPan), lasts five weeks, with 572 hours of instruction, divided into three distinct phases. The first phase, called Life in the Pantanal, includes instruction on survival in the Pantanal. The 2nd phase, Special Techniques, consists of instruction in communications, orientation, river and air-mobile techniques, and shooting. And the 3rd phase is for operations with patrol missions in the Pantanal environment.
Throughout its history, the Pantanal Operations Training Center has trained 1,610 Pantanal Warriors, enabling the Army’s military to operate in this specific biome.