Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Christina Bhatti, Garuda Shield 2009 Public Affairs
Distingueshed Visitors enjoy a traditional Indonesian dance at the finale of the Exercise Garuda Shield 2009 opening ceremony at the TNI-AD Infantry Training Center in Bandung, Indonesia, June 16. The two-week exercise brings together Soldiers and Marines from nine nations to train on UN mandated ground-level tasks. GS09 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security. Training will focus on peace support operations and Global Peace Operations Initiative certification, a Command Post Exercise, a Field Training exercise and Humanitarian and Civic Assistance projects.