Exercise Southern Vanguard 24 (ExSV24) is an annual exercise planned and directed by US Army South and sponsored by US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). It is carried out at operational and tactical levels, with the aim of increasing interoperability between US and Western Hemisphere forces and, in this case, with Brazil.
Serving as an example of cooperation between the two countries, ExSV24 is a joint training exercise that will take place this year in Belém, Macapá and Oiapoque. The official opening ceremony is scheduled for November 6 and the closing ceremony on November 16.
US soldiers from Army South, the 101st Airborne Division, the 7th Special Forces Group, the 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade and the New York Army National Guard, will carry out pre-deployment activities, and conduct air assault operations alongside more than 1,000 soldiers from the 52nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Brigade of Brazil.
U.S. Army South is SOUTHCOM’s land component, and ExSV24 supports its initiatives to enhance multinational and regional cooperation, trust and security through ongoing engagements with allies and partners in the Western Hemisphere.
Exercises like this are planned years in advance and are not related to any real-world event.