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Bilateral military exercise Southern Vanguard 22 begins in Brazil
211206-A-JF826-9070.JPG Photo By: Pfc. Joshua Taeckens

LORENA, Brazil - Maj. Gen. William L. Thigpen, U.S. Army South commanding general, enters the 5th Light Infantry Battalion for the opening ceremony of Southern Vanguard 22 in Lorena, Brazil, Dec. 6 2021. Southern Vanguard 22 was planned as a 10-day air assault operation and was the largest deployment of a U.S. Army unit to train with the Brazilian army forces in Brazil.


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