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U.S. Secretary of the Navy Kicks Off UNITAS LXIII in Rio De Janeiro
RIO DE JANEIRO (Sept. 8, 2022) Brazilian Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet Vice Adm. Arthur Fernando Bettega Correa speaks with U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro aboard the San Antonio-class transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), during a visit as part of UNITAS LXIII Sept. 8, 2022. UNITAS is the world’s longest-running maritime exercise. Hosted this year by Brazil, it brings together multinational forces from Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Namibia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the United States conducting operations in and off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The exercise trains forces to conduct joint maritime operations through the execution of anti-surface, anti-submarine, anti-air, amphibious and electronic warfare operations that enhance warfighting proficiency and increase interoperability among participating naval and marine forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ethan Craw/Released)

Photo by: Cpl. Ethan Craw |  VIRIN: 220908-M-JT840-0224.JPG