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Exercise Southern Vanguard 23
221105-A-PZ950-9634.JPG Photo By: Sgt. 1st Class Robert Lannom

TOLEMAIDA MILITARY BASE, Colombia - U.S. Army 1st Lt. Nik Blanks, an advisor with the Columbus-based 1st Battalion, 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade, 648the Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Georgia National Guard, conducts rappel training prior to the start of Exercise Southern Vanguard 23 in Tolemaida Military Base, Colombia, Nov. 5, 2022. Exercise Southern Vanguard is U.S. Army South’s premier training exercise taking place at the operational and tactical levels intended to increase interoperability between the United States and Western Hemisphere forces. This year’s iteration, Exercise Southern Vanguard 23, involves Soldiers from U.S. Army South and the U.S. Army National Guard training alongside Colombian Army soldiers in varying terrain while conducting weapon familiarization lanes culminating in a bilateral military training operation.


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