Employees of Engineer Brigade No. 176 From Texas Army National Guard The United States will participate in a training exercise in January 2024 Military Labor Corps (CMT) Did Chilean Army In which they will get knowledge of road construction in Magellan and Chilean Antarctic region.
According to the Chilean military, Texas troops traveled to the country this month to see the work being done at CMT Lago Fagnano in the region, gain experience from personnel and learn about technology and machinery, and also ran away. The joint directorial plan is to take place on the large island of Tierra del Fuego.
boss of Punta Arenas Zonal Office CMT, Lt Col Christian Wheeler stressed that foreign troops may find the disturbances of “isolated work and changing weather conditions, in an area as extreme as the large island of Tierra del Fuego”.
Texas soldiers work on Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego during their visit to the CMT. Photo: Chilean Army
The official appreciated that the visitors could also see what they would be doing with the Chilean military in the next year, as well as the competence and competencies of the operators of the Military Labor Corps in large scale jobs that are done for profit. Country. ,
In this regard, it should be noted that texas military force He has participated in activities with the CMT since 2013, aimed at exchanging professional experiences and strengthening ties with the Chilean Army.
Opening doors, building a future
Military Labor Corps is a military organization dependent on Engineers Division Which serves the entire national territory, contributing to the development and integration of the most remote and inaccessible places of the country. The headquarters of CMT is located in Santiago and Subjefatura Zonal Arica, Puerto Montt Zonal Office, Coyhaique Zonal Sub Headquarters and Punta Arenas Zonal Sub Headquarters.
CMT works in the north of the country. Photo: Chilean Army
The origins of CMT date back to 1953, the year inspection of military labor service as a dependent body ministry of national defense, Seven years later, it received its current name and concentrated its operations in mountainous areas that are far from supply centers or in places that are difficult to reach.
CMT employees working at Brown Lake in the Essen area. Photo: Chilean Army
In its seven decades of existence, the unit has built over 1,877 km of roads both in the north and south of the country, one of its most recognized routes Australia Road. Currently, 1,215 km has been upgraded in the Punta Pisagua, Asen area, which reaches 66% of the total works.
other major work Chile-Argentina Border Road, in the northern region of Chile, which connects the cities of Antofagasta and Salta (Argentina). CMT completed construction of this road, contributing 63.8 kilometers to the Calama–Socaire–Paso Sico section, which was executed at over 5,200 meters above sea level.