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Brazilian Air Force members learn more about 12th Air Force capabilities

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)

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