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U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

In Any Clime and Place

US Marines, Sailors complete training with Indonesian Korps Marinir

By Cpl. Aaron Hostutler | | June 08, 2011

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Marines and Sailors from Landing Force Company and Indonesian Marines from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Korps Marinir, make their way to martial arts training May 27. Landing Force Company, comprised primarily of Marines from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment and 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness.  While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations will train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)

Marines and Sailors from Landing Force Company and Indonesian Marines from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Korps Marinir, make their way to martial arts training May 27. Landing Force Company, comprised primarily of Marines from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment and 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness. While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations will train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler) (Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)


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Indonesian Marines from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Korps Marinir, practice close combat techniques during Military Operations on Urban Terrain training with U.S. Marines with Landing Force Company May 27. Landing Force Company, comprised primarily of Marines from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment and 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness.  While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations will train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving.

Indonesian Marines from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Korps Marinir, practice close combat techniques during Military Operations on Urban Terrain training with U.S. Marines with Landing Force Company May 27. Landing Force Company, comprised primarily of Marines from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment and 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness. While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations will train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving. (Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)


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An Indonesian Marine fires an M-82 Special Application Scoped Rifle during sniper training with U.S. Marines of Landing Force Company May 29. During the sniper training, U.S. and Indonesian Marines learned to operate the weapon systems of one another. Landing Force Company is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness. While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving.

An Indonesian Marine fires an M-82 Special Application Scoped Rifle during sniper training with U.S. Marines of Landing Force Company May 29. During the sniper training, U.S. and Indonesian Marines learned to operate the weapon systems of one another. Landing Force Company is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness. While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving. (Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)


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Marines and Sailors with Landing Force Company conduct stretching exercises with Indonesian counterparts from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Korps Marinir, May 27. Landing Force Company, comprised primarily of Marines from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment and 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness.  While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations will train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)

Marines and Sailors with Landing Force Company conduct stretching exercises with Indonesian counterparts from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Korps Marinir, May 27. Landing Force Company, comprised primarily of Marines from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment and 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness. While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations will train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler) (Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)


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Lance Cpl. Alfred Castaneda, a rifleman from 3rd Platoon, Landing Force Company, demonstrates close combat techniques during military operations on urban terrain training with Marines from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Korps Marinir. Landing Force Company, comprised primarily of Marines from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment and 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness.  While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations will train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)

Lance Cpl. Alfred Castaneda, a rifleman from 3rd Platoon, Landing Force Company, demonstrates close combat techniques during military operations on urban terrain training with Marines from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Korps Marinir. Landing Force Company, comprised primarily of Marines from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment and 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness. While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations will train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler) (Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)


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Lance Cpl. Alfred Castaneda, a rifleman from 3rd Platoon, Landing Force Company, demonstrates close combat techniques during military operations on urban terrain training with Marines from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Korps Marinir. Landing Force Company, comprised primarily of Marines from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment and 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness.  While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations will train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)

Lance Cpl. Alfred Castaneda, a rifleman from 3rd Platoon, Landing Force Company, demonstrates close combat techniques during military operations on urban terrain training with Marines from 6th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Korps Marinir. Landing Force Company, comprised primarily of Marines from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment and 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness. While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations will train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler) (Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)


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An Indonesian Marine looks through the scope of an M-82 Special Application Scoped Rifle during sniper training with U.S. Marines of Landing Force Company May 29. During the sniper training, U.S. and Indonesian Marines learned to operate one another’s weapon systems. Landing Force Company is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness. While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving.

An Indonesian Marine looks through the scope of an M-82 Special Application Scoped Rifle during sniper training with U.S. Marines of Landing Force Company May 29. During the sniper training, U.S. and Indonesian Marines learned to operate one another’s weapon systems. Landing Force Company is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding, and increasing operational readiness. While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations train together on martial arts, military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat marksmanship and combat lifesaving. (Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)


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An Indonesian Marine demonstrates to U.S. Marines and Sailors with Landing Force Company how to cook rice in a coconut during jungle survival training May 28. The Marines and Sailors, primarily from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, are participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011 through June. CARAT is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding and increasing operational readiness throughout the participating nations.  While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations trained in martial arts, military operations in urban terrain, jungle survival, combat marksmanship, sniper techniques and combat lifesaving skills.

An Indonesian Marine demonstrates to U.S. Marines and Sailors with Landing Force Company how to cook rice in a coconut during jungle survival training May 28. The Marines and Sailors, primarily from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, are participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011 through June. CARAT is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding and increasing operational readiness throughout the participating nations. While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations trained in martial arts, military operations in urban terrain, jungle survival, combat marksmanship, sniper techniques and combat lifesaving skills. (Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)


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An Indonesian Marine demonstrates how to neutralize scorpions and use them to survive during jungle survival training May 28. The Marines and Sailors with Landing Force Company, primarily compromised from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, are participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011 through June. CARAT is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding and increasing operational readiness throughout the participating nations.  While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations trained in martial arts, military operations in urban terrain, jungle survival, combat marksmanship, sniper techniques and combat lifesaving skills.

An Indonesian Marine demonstrates how to neutralize scorpions and use them to survive during jungle survival training May 28. The Marines and Sailors with Landing Force Company, primarily compromised from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, are participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011 through June. CARAT is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding and increasing operational readiness throughout the participating nations. While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations trained in martial arts, military operations in urban terrain, jungle survival, combat marksmanship, sniper techniques and combat lifesaving skills. (Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)


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An Indonesian child kicks a ball into the  goal past Capt. Rudy Cazares, company commander with Landing Force Company. Marines with the company played a game of soccer with the children to build relationships with the surrounding community during a training pause. The Marines and Sailors, primarily from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, are participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011 through June. CARAT is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding and increasing operational readiness throughout the participating nations.  While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations trained in martial arts, military operations in urban terrain, jungle survival, combat marksmanship, sniper techniques and combat lifesaving skills.

An Indonesian child kicks a ball into the goal past Capt. Rudy Cazares, company commander with Landing Force Company. Marines with the company played a game of soccer with the children to build relationships with the surrounding community during a training pause. The Marines and Sailors, primarily from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, are participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011 through June. CARAT is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding and increasing operational readiness throughout the participating nations. While in Indonesia, the service members from both nations trained in martial arts, military operations in urban terrain, jungle survival, combat marksmanship, sniper techniques and combat lifesaving skills. (Photo by Cpl. Aaron Hostutler)


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ANTRA LINA TRAINING AREA, Indonesia -- Marines and Sailors of Landing Force Company concluded training with Indonesian Marines from 6th Infantry Battalion 2nd Brigade, Korps Marinir at Antra Lina training area, Indonesia June 1.

The Landing Force Company, comprised mostly from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment and 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion, 4th Marine Division, trained with the partner nation in military operations on urban terrain, jungle warfare, combat lifesaving, combat marksmanship and martial arts.

The Marines and Sailors are participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011, an annual series of bilateral exercises held between the U.S. and Southeast Asian nations.

The training completed in Indonesia set out with the goals of enhancing regional cooperation, promoting mutual trust and understanding and increasing operational readiness throughout the participating nations. With this training came benefits.

“I enjoyed the sniper training,” said Indonesian Marine Major Mannir Danuri, the training leader for the exercise. “Sniper training is very important and we learned not only shooting, but also tactics.”

Recently Marines have operated in urban terrain and the Indonesians are experts in jungle warfare; both nations brought expertise to the training from which each other could benefit.

“One thing we brought to the table was our combat marksmanship program,” said Sgt. Kairo A. Ortez, the platoon sergeant for 2nd Platoon, Landing Force Company. “We showed them how to shoot and move and change magazines on the move. The Marines were really happy to teach that because the Indonesians seemed to learn a lot from those exercises.”

One thing the Indonesians found particularly interesting was the combat glide and the speed reloads.

“I was very interested in how the Marines are able to shoot while they move,” said Indonesian Marine Capt. Rian Malfi, a company commander with Jaguar Company, 6th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Korps Marinir. “That is something I really enjoyed seeing.”

While many U.S. Marines have experienced some form of jungle warfare training, the Indonesians brought something new for the Landing Force Marines to learn.

“I really enjoyed the jungle survival training,” Ortez said. “They taught us which plants to eat for nutrition as well as to cure some illnesses. One thing I thought was interesting was how they taught us to cook rice in three different ways: cooking it in bamboo, a coconut and even burying it in a sock and starting a fire over it. All the things they taught us made me feel like I could be in a jungle environment and survive without panicking.”

After the training was complete, both nations walked away knowing they had learned something from their counterparts.

“I believe that exchanging these tactics between us and the U.S. Marine Corps has made us both better,” said Malfi. “I only wish we had more time to train with the U.S.”

While both countries gained tactical experience from the exercise, they also formed a relationship with each other with a common bond of serving their countries.

“The U.S. Marines and the Indonesians, have a very good relationship,” said Malfi. “We are both training hard to serve our countries.”

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