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Marine Minute: 11 Nations One Goal
Defense Media Activity - Marines
Aug. 29, 2019 | 0:59
Marine Minute: 11 Nations One Goal
Defense Media Activity - Marines
Aug. 29, 2019 | 0:59
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Naval ships from Brazil, Peru, Argentina and the United States conduct naval formations during a training exercise for UNITAS LX in Brazil Aug. 24, 2019. The exercise was done to test interoperability and communication between the partner nations. UNITAS is the world's longest-running, annual exercise and brings together multinational forces from 11 countries to include Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Mexico, Great Britain and the United States. The exercise focuses in strengthening the existing regional partnerships and encourages establishing new relationships through the exchange of maritime mission-focused knowledge and expertise during multinational training operations.
A Brazilian amphibious assault vehicle conducts ship-to-shore operations in response to a simulated disaster relief situation during UNITAS LX at Ilha da Marambia, Brazil, Aug. 27, 2019. This equipment is used to aid in supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenarios. UNITAS is the world's longest-running, annual exercise and brings together multinational forces from 11 countries to include Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Mexico, Great Britain and the United States. The exercise focuses in strengthening the existing regional partnerships and encourages establishing new relationships through the exchange of maritime mission-focused knowledge and expertise during multinational training operations.
U.S. Marines, Brazilian Marines and students from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro take a group photo during a tour at Ilha do Governador during UNITAS LX, Aug. 21, 2019. UFRJ students toured the base to better understand military capabilities and relations. UNITAS is the world's longest-running, annual exercise and brings together multinational forces from 11 countries to include Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Mexico, Great Britain and the United States. The exercise focuses in strengthening the existing regional partnerships and encourages establishing new relationships through the exchange of maritime mission-focused knowledge and expertise during multinational training operations.
U.S. Marines with 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, a unit based out of Tampa Bay, Florida, conduct vehicle recovery exercises with amphibious assault vehicles during UNITAS LX on the Brazilian Marine Corps Base of Ilha do Governador, Brazil, Aug. 19, 2019. UNITAS is the world's longest-running, annual exercise and brings together multinational forces from 11 countries to include Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Mexico, Great Britain and the United States. The exercise focuses in strengthening the existing regional partnerships and encourages establishing new relationships through the exchange of maritime mission-focused knowledge and expertise during multinational training operations.
Brazilian Marines test their amphibious capabilities with amphibious assault vehicles during UNITAS LX at Ilha do Governador, Brazil, Aug. 20, 2019. AAVs are able to conduct ship-to-shore movements to aid in supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief situations. UNITAS is the world's longest-running, annual exercise and brings together multinational forces from 11 countries to include Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Mexico, Great Britain and the United States. The exercise focuses in strengthening the existing regional partnerships and encourages establishing new relationships through the exchange of maritime mission-focused knowledge and expertise during multinational training operations.
Military members from 13 countries stand in formation at the opening ceremony of UNITAS LX in Rio de Janeiro, August 19, 2019. UNITAS, which means “unity” in Latin, is a demonstration of the U.S. commitment to the region and to the value of the strong relationships forged with our partners there.
U.S. Navy landing craft, air cushion arrive with heavy equipment to be used for UNITAS LX on the Brazilian Marine Corps Base of Ilha do Governador, Brazil, Aug. 18, 2019. This equipment is used to aid in supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenarios. UNITAS is the world’s longest-running, annual exercise and brings together multinational forces from 11 countries to include Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Mexico, Great Britain and the United States. The exercise focuses on strengthening the existing regional partnerships and encourages establishing new relationships through the exchange of maritime mission-focused knowledge and expertise during multinational training operations.