Três Corações (MG) – The students of the Sergeants’ Training and Graduation Course visited several military organizations to learn more about Combat Arms. The purpose of the activity was to introduce the students from the Infantry, Artillery and Engineering courses to the activities they will perform as sergeants combatant in the Army. The visits were organized by the Armed Forces Sergeants School, from August 1st to August 5th.
The Infantry Course visited the facilities of the 33rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion, located in Cascavel (PR). In the organization, pioneer of the Brazilian Mechanized Infantry, the students were able to have a close look at the use of the Guarani medium armored personnel carrier and its dissuasion power. In the border region of Foz do Iguaçu-PR, the students made an institutional visit to Itaipu Binacional, where they were able to take a panoramic tour and had access to the industrial area, including the central command room, the inside of the dam, the generator gallery, and the generator unit shaft.
The Artillery Course visited the Fire Support Simulator at the Academia Militar das Agulhas Negras (Black Needles Military Academy), in Resende (RJ). The Simulator has an infrastructure capable of simulating, in a virtual environment, indirect fire and its respective ballistic trajectories, points of impact and effects on targets. During the visits, the 65 students were given instruction in Line of Fire, Shooting Technique and Shooting Observation.
The Engineering Course visited the Construction Engineering Department, in Brasilia (DF), the 2nd Railway Battalion, in Araguari (MG), and the 23rd Combat Engineering Company, in Ipameri (GO). The students got to know the mission and the organization of the Brazilian Army’s Construction Engineering units, and acquired knowledge about soil laboratory, topography, earthmoving, paving, and asphalt plant activities. At the 23rd Combat Engineering Company, the students launched the equipping of the Logistical Support Bridge.
The instructional visits are a fundamental part of the training, which allow the future Sergeants of the Armed Forces to experience the theory and practice of military operational routine.
*** Translated by the DEFCONPress Team ***