• BOGOR, Indonesia - United States and Indonesian Soldiers participating in Exercise Garuda Shield gather outside the Presidential Palace during culture day, June 9.

    Trip to Presidential Palace during culture day

    BOGOR, Indonesia - United States and Indonesian Soldiers participating in Exercise Garuda Shield gather outside the Presidential Palace during culture day, June 9.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Forrest Wacker, command sergeant major for the 9th Mission Support Command, pets a komodo dragon at the Indonesian Culture Center during culture day for Exercise Garuda Shield, June 9.

    US Soldier pets a kompodo dragon

    Command Sgt. Maj. Forrest Wacker, command sergeant major for the 9th Mission Support Command, pets a komodo dragon at the Indonesian Culture Center during culture day for Exercise Garuda Shield, June 9.

  • First Lt. Jeffrey F. Galdones, medical officer and planner for Exercise Garuda Shield, poses with a large python snake at the Indonesian Culture Center during culture day for Exercise Garuda Shield, June 9.

    Medical officer poses with large python

    First Lt. Jeffrey F. Galdones, medical officer and planner for Exercise Garuda Shield, poses with a large python snake at the Indonesian Culture Center during culture day for Exercise Garuda Shield, June 9.

  • Maj. Barbara Tucker, 103d Troop Command, drops change in a bucket for a trained monkey at the Indonesian Culture Center during culture day for Exercise Garuda Shield, June 9.

    Maj. Tucker drops change in a bucket for a trained monkey

    Maj. Barbara Tucker, 103d Troop Command, drops change in a bucket for a trained monkey at the Indonesian Culture Center during culture day for Exercise Garuda Shield, June 9.

Exercise Garuda Shield is a bilateral exercise designed to strengthen relations between U.S. and Indonesian Armed Forces. Throughout the exercise, the Soldiers will participate in a field training exercise, a command post exercise and a humanitarian civic action project. U.S. and Indonesian participants will further strengthen their personal relationships by competing in sporting events and enjoying cultural activities, such as culture day.

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