Clevelândia do Norte (AP) – After 10 days of intense training activities in a jungle environment in the state of Amapá, Exercise CORE 23 has come to an end. The graduation ceremony took place at the Special Border Company (CEF) of the 34⁰ Jungle Infantry Battalion, located on the banks of the Oiapoque River.
Around 1,500 military personnel from the Brazilian and State Armies have carried out military training in the northern region of Brazil. This is the first time this activity has taken place in the Amazon, under the coordination of the Northern Military Command.
In the state of Amapá, the operational activities were concentrated in the municipality of Ferreira Gomes, with twenty-one soldiers from the Special Forces and Paratrooper Precursors of both nations carrying out an operational freefall infiltration from an altitude of 10,000 feet.
This was followed by the Airmobile Assault, in which 11 Brazilian army aircraft were used to move troops from the Salomão Alcolumbre Airfield, in the Curiaú community in Macapá, to land in the Ferreira Gomes region, where a simulated war was taking place.
Another part of the combined exercise took place in Clevelândia do Norte, a district of Oiapoque, where the Special Border Company is located.
In this region, the soldiers infiltrated on foot in a closed forest environment to the Rochelle quarry, where a simulated confrontation took place. The Task Force of the 52nd Jungle Infantry Battalion, made up of Brazilian and American soldiers, worked together to neutralize the opposing forces.
All these actions were part of Exercise CORE23 (Combined Operation and Rotation Exercise), a bilateral agreement resulting from a cooperation program signed between Brazil and the United States, which stipulates annual exercises until 2028.
“Through these exercises, troops from both countries share experiences and exchange knowledge about defense doctrine, techniques, tactics and procedures, with the aim of increasing interoperability between the armies and developing military land doctrine,” said Army General Guilherme, the Northern Military Commander.