Exercise Garuda Shield is a two week annual joint training exercise, scheduled for June 16-29 in Bandung, Indonesia. This is the third year for the exercise and it is a continuation of ongoing joint efforts co sponsored by the U.S. military (USPACOM) and Indonesian Army to provide assistance and training to the Indonesian military, support U.S. and Indonesian security objectives, and provide certification for Indonesian instructors on all levels of the Global Peacekeeping Operation Initiative.
Exercise Garuda Shield will consist of GPOI Certification, Multilateral Lanes Training, Multilateral UN Force Headquarters Command Post Exercise, a Humanitarian and Civic Assistance project and a Field Training Exercise. In addition to U.S. and Indonesian armed forces participation, the Indonesian Army has invited several other nations to participate and observe.
The following countries were invited: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, France , Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Thailand, Tonga, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.
GURADA SHIELD NEWS
USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.
Vincent K. Brooks
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|U.S. Army Alaska|
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