If you quite frequently travel by trains, you would see officers wearing a paramilitary uniform and orange beret around. No, it’s not Brimob. Few Brimob or Mobile Brigade Corps personnels (with blue beret) often guard trips on railway too. But not as much as Special Police Train or so-called Polisi Khusus Kereta Api (Polsuska) a.k.a. Orange Railway Police (ORP).
I remember my late father wished to bring me to Mandala Wangsit Siliwangi Museum when I was in high school. But despite we went to Bandung several times in a month, his wish never came true until he passed away 12 years ago. Then I don’t know it’s a coincidence or not, last September, my husband asked me to visit this museum before having fun in Floating Market. Continue Reading →
Yesterday, on October 5, the Armed Forces of Republic of Indonesia (TNI – Tentara Nasional Indonesia) celebrated its 69th anniversary. But a massive celebration held two days after in the Eastern Fleet of the Republic of Indonesia Command Headquarters, Surabaya, East Java Province. Continue Reading →
When I was younger, all I knew about Gegana is a bomb disposal unit. Just like what I saw in the movies. You know, cut the blue or red cable things. So, they must be show up only when there is a suspected bomb somewhere in the city. Continue Reading →
As we know, every component of military power has at least one special force. Speaking of which, this is Korpaskhasau (Korps Pasukan Khas TNI Angkatan Udara) or Air Force Special Forces Corps. Formerly known as Komando Pasukan Gerak Tjepat (Kopasgat), the corps has headquarters in Margahayu, Bandung. Like in Kopassus or Kopaska, each personnel of Paskhas must have para-command qualification. Continue Reading →