Indonesian, U.S. marine squads conduct joint training

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The Indonesian Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps have held joint training exercises in East Java, local media reported in Jakarta Wednesday.

The exercise have started since last Saturday and will end on this Saturday. It takes place at the edge of Baluran forest in Banyu Putih, Situbondo of East Java, a report of the Jakarta Post said.

During the training, the Indonesian marine personnel have shared their knowledge of jungle warfare with their U.S. counterparts, while the guests will update the Indonesians' urban combat skills.

The exercise involved 469 personnel of Indonesian navy and 660 marines of the American squad.

"The training aims to increase professional skills of navy personnel from each squad as well as to create 'marines brotherhood' spirit among them in order to strengthen Indonesia-U. S. cooperation in defense field," Indonesian marine officer first Lieutenant Mardiono said.

Source: Xinhua


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