Friendships created during community outreach
Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Drumsta
Putra, a teacher at the Tubagus Pangeling Islamic Education Institution in Depok, Indonesia (left), expresses gratitude to Maj. John Yoshimori (right) for donations from Yoshimori and other troops on June 12. Yoshimori, of Honolulu, Hawaii and about 45 U.S. and Indonesian troops visited the orphanage and school to donate dental hygiene supplies, food, school supplies, sports equipment, and health text books. They also gave the children dental hygiene and first-aid classes and played games with them. The Soldiers belong to Hawaii-based 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade and 1984th U.S. Army Reserve Hospital, and the Army ROTC program. The troops are among the U.S. and Indonesian military personnel taking part in Garuda Shield, the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to strengthen military-to-military cooperation while focusing on international peace support operations.
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