USS America’s Crew Participates in TSC Event
The Logistics Combat Element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force (SPMAGTF) South departed the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), August 4, for a theater security cooperation event at Marambaia Island, Brazil.
The TSC consisted of bi-lateral exchanges on combat marksmanship, improvised explosive device detection (IED), medical treatment and combat tracking.
U.S. and Brazilian Marines conducted bi-lateral combat marksmanship practice for two consecutive days at a shooting range on the island.
By the conclusion of the range, both groups learned new and useful tactics to be employed in future training and operations.
The island provided a perfect setting for the two forces to conduct their bi-lateral IED detection exchange. Simulated IEDs were planted on a road which allowed each group to demonstrate their own detection and disposal tactics.
The Marines of SPMAGTF-South are embarked aboard USS America on her maiden transit, “America Visits the Americas”. The transit is a clear example of the nation’s commitment to regional partners and allies. Through partner-nation activities, key leader engagements and security cooperation activities, the Marines and Sailors of SPMAGTF South demonstrate the flexibility, utility and unparalleled expeditionary capability the Navy-Marine Corps team provides our nation and partners.