Photo Credit: Spc. Jesse Toves, Photographer Guam Army national Guard
Staff Sgt. Ray Jay Aromin, an infantryman assigned to the 1st Battalion, 294th infantry Regiment, Guam National Guard, shields a role player from scenario-driven gunshots during a peacekeeping scenario as part of Exercise Garuda Shield 09, at the Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Darat, or Indonesian Army, Infantry Training Center in Bandung Indonesia, June 22. Garuda Shield is a two week exercise brings together Soldiers and Marines from nine Nations to train on the 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 Operation Initiative Certification, a Command Post Exercise, a Field Training exercise and Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Projects.