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Exercise Southern Vanguard 23 comes to a close
221116-A-AK380-3335.JPG Photo By: Sgt. 1st Class Alan Brutus

TOLEMAIDA MILITARY BASE, Colombia - Maj. Gen. Luis Mauricio Ospina Gutierrez, Commander of the Colombian National Army, provides remarks during the closing ceremony of Exercise Southern Vanguard 23 at Tolemaida Military Base, Colombia, on Nov. 16, 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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