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U.S. Air Force Capt. Dustin Merritt, assistant weapons and tatics cheif assigned to 355th Operations Support Squadron,  briefs Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Ricardo Pucci Magalhães, Air Attaché to the United States of America and Canada, Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Osmar Lootens Machado, Chief of Brazil’s Representation in the Inter-American Defense Board, and Brazilian Air Force Lt. Gen. Mauricio Ribeiro Gonçalves, Director General of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Defense Board, on the capabilities of the A-10 Thunderbolt during the tour portion of the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 16, 2015.  As part of U.S. Southern Command, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) is dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with U.S. partner nations throughout the Central and South America area of responsibility.  Engagements like the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit, provides an opportunity for U.S. partner nations to gain first-hand experience and knowledge about U.S. capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Dustin Merritt, assistant weapons and tatics cheif assigned to 355th Operations Support Squadron, briefs Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Ricardo Pucci Magalhães, Air Attaché to the United States of America and Canada, Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Osmar Lootens Machado, Chief of Brazil’s Representation in the Inter-American Defense Board, and Brazilian Air Force Lt. Gen. Mauricio Ribeiro Gonçalves, Director General of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Defense Board, on the capabilities of the A-10 Thunderbolt during the tour portion of the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 16, 2015. As part of U.S. Southern Command, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) is dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with U.S. partner nations throughout the Central and South America area of responsibility. Engagements like the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit, provides an opportunity for U.S. partner nations to gain first-hand experience and knowledge about U.S. capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Dustin Merritt, assistant weapons and tatics cheif assigned to 355th Operations Support Squadron,  briefs Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Ricardo Pucci Magalhães, Air Attaché to the United States of America and Canada, Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Osmar Lootens Machado, Chief of Brazil’s Representation in the Inter-American Defense Board, and Brazilian Air Force Lt. Gen. Mauricio Ribeiro Gonçalves, Director General of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Defense Board, on the capabilities of the A-10 Thunderbolt during the tour portion of the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 16, 2015.  As part of U.S. Southern Command, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) is dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with U.S. partner nations throughout the Central and South America area of responsibility.  Engagements like the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit, provides an opportunity for U.S. partner nations to gain first-hand experience and knowledge about U.S. capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Dustin Merritt, assistant weapons and tatics cheif assigned to 355th Operations Support Squadron, briefs Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Ricardo Pucci Magalhães, Air Attaché to the United States of America and Canada, Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Osmar Lootens Machado, Chief of Brazil’s Representation in the Inter-American Defense Board, and Brazilian Air Force Lt. Gen. Mauricio Ribeiro Gonçalves, Director General of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Defense Board, on the capabilities of the A-10 Thunderbolt during the tour portion of the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 16, 2015. As part of U.S. Southern Command, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) is dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with U.S. partner nations throughout the Central and South America area of responsibility. Engagements like the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit, provides an opportunity for U.S. partner nations to gain first-hand experience and knowledge about U.S. capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Osmar Lootens Machado, Chief of Brazil’s Representation in the Inter-American Defense Board, discusses the personnel recovery capabilities of the HC-130J Combat King II with U.S. Air Force Capt. Garrett Sinclair, mobility officer assigned to the 79th Rescue Squadron, during the tour portion of the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 16, 2015.  As part of U.S. Southern Command, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) is dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with U.S. partner nations throughout the Central and South America area of responsibility.  Engagements like the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit, provides an opportunity for U.S. partner nations to gain first-hand experience and knowledge about U.S. capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Osmar Lootens Machado, Chief of Brazil’s Representation in the Inter-American Defense Board, discusses the personnel recovery capabilities of the HC-130J Combat King II with U.S. Air Force Capt. Garrett Sinclair, mobility officer assigned to the 79th Rescue Squadron, during the tour portion of the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 16, 2015. As part of U.S. Southern Command, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) is dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with U.S. partner nations throughout the Central and South America area of responsibility. Engagements like the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit, provides an opportunity for U.S. partner nations to gain first-hand experience and knowledge about U.S. capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Garrett Sinclair, mobility officer assigned to the 79th Rescue Squadron, briefs Suboficial Márcio Cardoso Maia, Assistant to the Air Attaché, Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Ricardo Pucci Magalhães, Air Attaché to the United States of America and Canada, and Brazilian Air Force Lt. Gen. Mauricio Ribeiro Gonçalves, Director General of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Defense Board, on the personnel recovery capabilities of the HC-130J Combat King II during the tour portion of the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 16, 2015.  As part of U.S. Southern Command, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) is dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with U.S. partner nations throughout the Central and South America area of responsibility.  Engagements like the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit, provides an opportunity for U.S. partner nations to gain first-hand experience and knowledge about U.S. capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Garrett Sinclair, mobility officer assigned to the 79th Rescue Squadron, briefs Suboficial Márcio Cardoso Maia, Assistant to the Air Attaché, Brazilian Air Force Maj. Gen. Ricardo Pucci Magalhães, Air Attaché to the United States of America and Canada, and Brazilian Air Force Lt. Gen. Mauricio Ribeiro Gonçalves, Director General of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Defense Board, on the personnel recovery capabilities of the HC-130J Combat King II during the tour portion of the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit to 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Dec. 16, 2015. As part of U.S. Southern Command, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) is dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with U.S. partner nations throughout the Central and South America area of responsibility. Engagements like the Inter-American Defense Board and Brazilian Air Force Air Attaché visit, provides an opportunity for U.S. partner nations to gain first-hand experience and knowledge about U.S. capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman/Released)

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