U.S., Indonesian Paratroopers Participate in Garuda Shield Opening Ceremony in West Java, Indonesia

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Indonesian and U.S. Army paratroopers bump fists in a show of friendship before the opening ceremony of Garuda Shield 2013 bilaterial training at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • An Indonesian paratrooper marches with a U.S. paratrooperto the center of a parade field in traditional Indonesian fashion during the opening ceremony of Exercise Garuda Shield 2013 at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. The U.S. paratrooper is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, and the Indonesian paratrooper is assigned to the 17th Airborne Brigade. This is the seventh year the U.S. Army Pacific has sponsored the bilateral training exercise. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Indonesian and U.S. Army paratroopers render honors during the opening ceremony during Garuda Shield 2013 bilaterial training at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Indonesian and U.S. Army paratroopers render honors to Indonesian army Maj. Gen. Daniel Ambat, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Hara, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army National Guard, U.S. Army Pacific, during the opening ceremony of Garuda Shield 2013 at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Indonesian and U.S. Army paratroopers examine each other’s weapons during the first day of Garuda Shield 2013 at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Indonesian and U.S. Army paratroopers get acquainted during the first day of 
Garuda Shield 2013 at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Indonesian army Maj. Gen. Daniel Ambat, left, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Hara, right, deputy commanding general for the Army National Guard, U.S. Army Pacific, review the troops during the opening ceremony during Garuda Shield 2013 at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Indonesian Army Maj. Gen. Daniel Ambat, right, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Hara, left, deputy commanding general for the Army National Guard, United States Army Pacific, charge paratroopers to begin Garuda Shield 2013 bilaterial training at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gary Hara, center, deputy commanding general for the Army National Guard, U.S. Army Pacific, and Scot Marciel, right, U.S. ambassador to Indonesia, take questions from the media following the opening ceremony of Garuda Shield 2013 at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Indonesian and U.S. Army paratroopers swap berets for a photo following the opening ceremony of Garuda Shield 2013 at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army paratroopers, right, shows their standard weapon, the M4 Carbine, to Indonesian army Cpt. Dicky S. Maulana, second from left, following the opening ceremony of Garuda Shield 2013 at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. 
 U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army paratroopers show their standard weapon, the M4 Carbine, to Indonesian paratroopers following the opening ceremony of Garuda Shield 2013  at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army and  Indonesian paratroopers share a laugh as fellow paratroopers get to know each other following the opening ceremony of Garuda Shield 2013 at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • U.S. Army and Indonesian paratroopers pose for a group photograph following the opening ceremony of Garuda Shield 2013 at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Indonesian children on bicycles follow U.S. Army paratroopers as they march through the Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Darat, Indonesian army base in Cilodong, at 1st Kostrad Headquarters, West Java, Indonesia, June 10, 2013. The U.S. paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod