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Southern Vanguard 24
221219-F-PO640-0005.JPG Photo By: Maj. Tifani Summers

MACAPA, Brazil - Maj. Melanie Padilla (right), New York Army National Guard state planner, works alongside her Brazilian army counterpart during the initial planning conference for exercise Southern Vanguard 24 in Macapa, Brazil, Dec 5-8, 2022. Brazil and the New York Army National Guard established a state partnership program in 2019 to enhance knowledge and training opportunities for both forces. Since its inception, the New York Army National Guard has completed over 20 exchanges, with the upcoming Southern Vanguard 24 being the largest to date.


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