he Caatinga, or “White Forest” in the native Tupi language, is a biome in Brazil with an average annual rainfall of 500 millimeters, similar to levels seen in deserts. Temperatures range between 25-27 degrees Celsius, while the hard, rocky soil can reach 60 degrees. Thirty-thousand Soldiers from the Brazilian Army’s Northeast Military Command (CMNE) serve in the region, which covers approximately 11 percent of the country.In 1995, the Army, in an effort to prepare those who will serve in a CMNE unit, created the Caatinga Adaptation Traineeship and the Caatinga Adaptation and Operations Traineeship. Since then, seven training sessions have been held each year, with a total of 6,742 Soldiers having completed the course. The most recent traineeship, attended by 30 participants, occurred between May 14th-20th.“The Adaptation Traineeship has a single phase, lasting a week, with the goal of having the Soldiers acquire the knowledge needed to survive in the harsh environment of the Caatinga,” explained Captain José Carlucio Gomes de Sousa Junior, head of the Caatinga Instruction and Operations Center’s (CIOpC) Education Division.In the Adaptation and Operations Traineeship, as the name implies, the Soldiers complete the first instructional step and continue for another week with operational exercises. “The Northeast Military Command conducts Law and Order Assurance operations, which are operations that are intended to preserve public order,” Capt. Carlucio added. “The activities within it serve as context for the second stage of the traineeship.”Surviving in CaatingaIn extreme cases, Soldiers’ survival in the Caatinga depends on locating water and food sources, avoiding threatening animals, and seeking shelter from the sun using what the environment offers, which is no more than shrubs with a few leaves and cacti. The CIOpC plans seven days of training in the Adaptation Traineeship, which Soldiers do not start until they pass medical exams to determine if their bodies can handle the grueling challenge.In the first class, which is held at the 72nd Motorized Infantry Battalion’s headquarters in the city of Petrolina, in the state of Pernambuco, instructors focus on the region’s population and characteristics. Soldiers then proceed to the Zoo and Botanical Park within the Battalion’s compound, where they study the vegetation and animals commonly found in the White Forest region in northeastern Brazil.The next six days of the training session take place outdoors, at the Tanque do Ferro Training Ground, 108 kilometers from Petrolina. “When we arrive, we have to prepare an overnight shelter with the material that we can find on site,” stated Major Leonardo Henrique Medeiros Rodrigues regarding his experience as a participant in the training session held in May. “That is when we really experience the difficulty of being in the Caatinga, an inhospitable environment, where we have to extract water from wherever possible.”Every drop of dew counts when collecting water, Capt. Carlucio stressed. “We teach them to collect water from dew, plants, and soil, and we teach them how to filter this water… We teach the Soldiers how to use maps and identify animals that can serve as food, as well as how to select places to eat and sleep. We show the how to prepare a trap to capture these animals and we train them to fire hunting rifles.”The experience also includes teaching Soldiers how to identify venomous animals and reptiles as well as how to administer first aid. In addition to learning survival techniques, Soldiers are encouraged to develop more subjective skills, known as the “Attitudinal Content.” “This content is related to the Soldiers’ emotions, such as the development of self-confidence, courage, initiative, emotional balance, leadership, decision-making skills, persistence, and adaptability to restrictive situations,” Capt. Carlucio said.
Batalhão de Polícia do Exército de Brasília – Estágio de Motociclista Militar e Batedor
Citação de: Vitor Santos em Junho 28, 2016, 08:28:43 pmBatalhão de Polícia do Exército de Brasília – Estágio de Motociclista Militar e BatedorJá utilizam este modelo de mota à quantos anos?
Moto da 2ª Guerra é destaque em festival no Rio de JaneiroModelo fez parte das Forças Expedicionárias Brasileiras, na Itália.Utilizado na 2ª Guerra Mundial, na Itália, um exemplar da Harley-Davidson WLA 42 está exposto em festival de motocicletas, na Marina da Glória, Rio de Janeiro. A motocicleta americana fez parte de um grupo de dez motos das Forças Expedicionárias Brasileiras (FEB), que vieram ao Brasil após o término do conflito, em 1945.LINK: http://g1.globo.com/carros/noticia/2012/09/moto-da-2-guerra-e-destaque-em-festival-no-rio-de-janeiro.html