Photo Credit: Spc. Jesse Toves, Guam Army National Guard
Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadet Lee San Nicolas and 1st Lt. Shawn Meno, platoon leader assigned to the 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam National Guard try to help a role player who was robbed. The Soldiers were participating in a 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.