More than 200 service members of the Brazilian Army will participate in the Combined Operations and Rotation Exercises (CORE 22) in Fort Polk, Louisiana, August 4–September 6.
Troops of the Brazilian Army’s 12th Light Infantry Brigade (Airborne) and the U.S. Army’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, will share experiences and exchange knowledge about doctrine, as well as defense techniques, tactics, and procedures.
CORE 22 hails from a cooperation programbetween Brazil and the United States, which provides for annual bilateral exercises until 2028 to promote interoperability between the two armies.
The joint exercise also aims to contribute to enhancing the Land Force Operational Readiness System (SISPRON) and the training of Readiness Forces (FORPRON), certifying Brazilian Army troops for international operations.
In 2021, the exercise took place in the cities of Lorena (São Paulo state), Cachoeira Paulista (São Paulo state) and Resende (Rio de Janeiro state) in Brazil.
Directed by a task force from the 5th Light Infantry Battalion, CORE 21 counted with the participation of a brigade of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division.
Some 990 military personnel, 750 Brazilians and 240 Americans, participated.