BATURAJA, Indonesia — Under the banners of 14 nations, the 16th annual Garuda Shield exercise, the cornerstone of the military partnership between the United States and Indonesia, officially kicked off on August 3, 2022. Expanding from a bilateral training event between the Indonesian Army and the U.S. Army, this year’s “Super Garuda Shield” is now one of the biggest joint, multinational exercises in the Indo-Pacific region.
The strong and diverse Super Garuda Shield 2022 features a number of “firsts,” including the first ever tri-lateral airborne jump among the United States, Indonesia, and Japan, which concluded early today. The multinational exercise’s planning, operations, exchanges, and activities increase all participating nations’ military defense capabilities and work to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific.
“When we’re together like this, we are stronger,” said Commanding General of the U.S. Army…
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