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Bali Hosts Training Program With US Army

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Bali has recently hosted several American soldiers to assist with a military training program for local soldiers.

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The Head of Bali Military IX/Udayana, Major General (Mayjen) Maruli confirmed that a team of six soldiers from the Mobile Training Team Security Force Assistance Brigade (MTT SFAB) has arrived at the Raider 900 Infantry Battalion/ Satya Bhakti Wirottama Buleleng on Friday (20/8) before starting 2 weeks of training with the Indonesian Military in Bali. “Apart from a training program, MTT SFAB Team has come to Bali to strengthen the relationship between Indonesia and America.” Mayjen Maruli said on Friday (20/8).

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Maruli explained that the MTT SFAB Team was chosen by the US Military to train stronger skill sets and share some of their experience in different combat situations. “ The team was scheduled to train our soldiers to deal with several different combat situations such as how to combat safely downtown within the city, how to better face combat at night time, organizing an operation and better casualty care. We hope that we can learn from each other during this program” Mahjen Maruli added. Once the training program is finished, the Indonesian Military will host another program called culture day on the 25th of August 2021 to introduce them to Indonesian culture, history and tourism.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

During culture day, the team is scheduled to visit places such as Tampak Siring Palace, Beratan Lake Temple and Tanahlot Temple with a hope that they will promote Bali tourism to their friends and family once the international travel corridor reopens in the future. “We planned to take them to visit some of our tourism attractions as part of the promotion program in our tourism sector before their departure from Bali and head back to the US on the 2nd of September 2021.” Mayjen Maruli concluded. Maruli is honored and proud to be able to host this training program and hopes that their partnership will be benefiting each other in the long run.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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Wayan Bo

Friday 27th of August 2021

Need especially training how to fight domestic terrorists.


Saturday 28th of August 2021

@Wayan Bo, are you that clueless? Why do you think that Indonesia has maintained its safety net so far...


Thursday 26th of August 2021

Does Bali really want Americans to teach them?! I could think of far better choices given th poor rating of this Nation when it comes to war crimes and police shootings. No thank you! Peace preferred.


Saturday 28th of August 2021

@Martina, are you are referring to the States with poor ratings?

Indonesia (and not only in Bali) and the US have maintained more than 70 years of bilateral ties. Both cooperation and dozens of annual participation have led for greater improvement in area of border security, counter proliferation, cybersecurity, counterterrorism, maritime security, peace keeping operations, disaster and humanitarian response.

Wayan Bo

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

Our friends from WWI and WWII always more than very welcome.