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Bilateral Aircraft Exercise Between U.S and Indonesia In Manado City



Bilateral Aircraft (Foto: Pentak Lanud Sam Ratulangi)

MANADO, – Indonesian Air Force will organize a joint exercise with the United State Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) at Sam Ratulangi Manado Air Base from 12 to 23 March 2018.

This exercise will be opened by the Deputy Assistant of Operations Kasma Marsma TNI Anang Nurhadi in a military ceremony at Base Ops of Sam Ratulangi Manado. Representatives from both countries, and the supporters of exercise. Besides being followed by military personnel, the exercises will also involve dozens of aircraft from both countries.

This exercise is divided into two types. The first exercise has codenamed “Cope West” is a two-state exercise using F-16 TNI AU fighter aircraft and F-16 aircraft from the US Air Force. Where, in this exercise simulation will be simulated joint operation between two countries in air operations.

Then, air combat manuver exercise. It is the simulation of air combat or Dog Fight between F-16 Air Force aircraft and F-16 aircraft from US Air Force. Both types of exercises will take place in North Sulawesi (North Sulawesi), one of the places are in Talaud Islands.

Next, the second exercise is codenamed “Spear Iron”. This exercise involves elements of the Pasukan Khusus (Paskhas) or Typical Troops of the Indonesian Air Force and the Combat Control Team (CCT) Special Force of the United States. These two Special Units are working together to undertake various training activities such as jumping, infiltration, Search and Rescue (SAR) combat, and evacuation.

This exercise will be conducted in Kakas Village, Minahasa Region. There will be performed in the night. Currently, the “Spear Iron” team is conducting ground school to discuss game scenarios and action scenarios at Graha Merdeka Kayuwatu Manado.

The Air Force Base under the command of Sam Ratulangi Air Base Colonel Navigation Insan Nanjaya was prepared as a supporting element of this exercise as the base operation of the “Cope West” and “Spear Iron” exercises. F-16 aircraft runway setup, logistical support, fuel, accommodation and transportation, and medical evacuation support. And as a leader in this joint exercise from the Air Force, namely Waasops Kasau, while from US PACAF, Colonel Gibson.

In addition to bilateral aircraft, this exercise also deployed elements of transport from the US Air Force, including C-17 Globe Master, Chinook Helicopters for infiltration operations and SAR Combat. C-110 Hercules, CN-295 and Super Puma Helicopters. The troops involved were Paskhas Battalion Commando 466 Makassar under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Wendy Bahtiar, and Director of Training Command Wing 2 Paskhas Colonel Army Dicky Lukman.


Editor: Eva Aruperes


Explore Manado: Culinary Tourism in Manado City

And if you like spicy foods, then maybe your tongue will be happy if you take it to Manado.



MANADO, – Almost every regions in Indonesia has their own unique culinary. Each of them has different taste in combining the foods. And if you like spicy foods, then maybe your tongue will be happy if you take it to Manado.

Manado, North Sulawesi is popular with its culinary tourism, a variety of unique traditional food has been known in both Indonesia and aboard. The most popular foods in Manado are chilies, fish, and meat. Manadonese food is famous of two things: the Minahasa eat absolutely anything, and the flavor of choice is very, very spicy. Sugar is used little if at all, with flavor added through lemon and herbs.

Well, here are the lists of culinary tourism in Manado:

  • Sambal Dabu Dabu

A spicy condiment made of hallots, peppers, bird’s eye chili, lemon juice, and some diced raw tomatoe. The Fresh and sour tasty, and spicy of course. It is perfect match with smoked fish.
  • Ayam Rica Rica

Ayam rica rice made from chicken and lots of chili that cooked in a thick coconut milk and lime.

  • Woku

Woku is the name of fish and spice mixture that cooked in a clay pot. Because it was cooked in a clay pot for a long time, Woku would have an amazing aroma when it is served warm and make you hungry immediately.

  • Tinutuan

Tinutuan or better known as Manado Porridge. A wet food made from rice, noodles, pumpkin and various vegetables such as corn kernels, spinach, kale, basil, yellow gourd, and gravy. Tinutuan has been the icon of Manado city. It is mostly preferred as a breakfast menu. So, it would be very easy to get this food every morning either it is on a street food stands or even a fancy restaurant. But if you want to taste the best and most original taste of Tinutuan, then you need to try one at Jalan Wakeke.
  • Extreme Culinnary

Manado city is popular for using strange meat on their dish. Such as: snake, pork, dog, bat, rat. You can found these extreme foods in Tomohon city, Kawangkoan village, and Langowan village.

Manado city also has two traditional drink, they are saguer and cap tikus made from palm tree. Just drinks enough as you can, because these both could make drunk.

Here is the recommended culinary list restaurant in Manado city:

  1. Boulevard area on Jalan Piere Tendean.
  2. Wahaha Seafood Restaurant at Kawasan Foodcity Mega Mas, Jalan Bulevard 2 Blok Food City No. 1.
  3. D’Terrace at Mega Mas Beach Area
  4. Raja Sate BBQ & Asian Resto on Jalan Boulevard No. 9
  5. RM Swadaya on Jalan Sam Ratulangi No. 374
  6. Wisata Bahari Resto on Jalan Wolter Monginsidi No. 1.
  7. City Extra Restaurant on Jalan Raya Tanawangko, Kalasey Village.
  8. Nasi Kuning Saroja in Jalan Diponegoro No. 9.
  9. Wakeke Area on Jalan Wakeke
  10. Raja Oci Restaurant on Jalan Sudirman No.85
  11. Green Garden Restaurant on Jalan Dr Sam Ratulangi 52

Wonderful places in Manado…

Editor: Ronny A. Buol

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