Guarulhos (SP) – The 219 military personnel of the Brazilian Army that will participate in CORE 22 Exercise (Combined Operations and Rotation Exercises) said goodbye to their families on Thursday, August 4, and left for Fort Polk, Louisiana, USA.
The troops from the Brazilian Army’s 12th Light Infantry Brigade (Aeromobile) and the 3rd Brigade of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division will share experiences and knowledge about doctrine, techniques, tactics and defense procedures between August 4th and September 6th.
Staff Sergeant Larissa highlighted the female presence. “This is the first time that the female segment is infiltrating the tactical battlefield along with the male segment. So, it is a great satisfaction and an honor for me,” highlighted the nurse who will integrate the Brazilian Army’s health team in CORE 22. In all, seven women will make up the Brazilian personnel in the exercise.
CORE 22 is the result of a cooperation program signed between Brazil and the United States, which stipulates annual bilateral exercises until the year 2028, promoting interoperability between the two armies.
The exercise also aims to contribute to the improvement of the Land Force Operational Readiness System (SISPRON) and to the training of the Readiness Forces (FORPRON), certifying Brazilian Army troops for international operations.
During the farewell ceremony, at the São Paulo Air Base, the Subcommander of Land Operations, Division General Edson Skora Rosty, emphasized the importance of the mission. “What you are doing now is to allow the best conditions for the two nations, the two troops, to exchange experiences and knowledge and guarantee, in case of need, a perfectly integrated operation,” said General Rosty.
Source: CORE 22