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U.S. Military to Participate in Khaan Quest 2013 Exercise in Mongolia, August 3-14

July 24, 2013

Embassy of the United States of America, Ulaanbaatar -- The Mongolian Armed Forces and military personnel from the United States Pacific Command have announced Exercise Khaan Quest 2013 (KQ13), scheduled to be held at Five Hills Training Area, and Nalaikh district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 3-14.

Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise co-sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces.  KQ 13 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security. This year’s exercise marks the 11th anniversary of this training event.

The exercise consists of a command post exercise (CPX) and field training exercise (FTX) at Five Hills Training Area, both of which will focus on peacekeeping and stability operations. During these portions of the exercise, Mongolian, U.S. and multinational forces will work to enhance regional interoperability and mission effectiveness, as well as develop common tactics, techniques and procedures.

Military engineers and health professionals will also participate in Engineering Civic Action Program (ENCAP) projects, as well as Cooperative Health Engagement (CHE) events in Ulaanbaatar, enhancing their combined medical and engineering capabilities while providing outreach to local communities.

"I’m delighted to announce U.S. participation in this year’s Khaan Quest,” said U.S. Ambassador Piper Campbell. “Along with the participation we’re seeing from multiple other partner nations, this exercise continues to enhance the understanding between American and Mongolian troops, which allows our militaries to work more effectively together.  With the engineering and health components, we are building not only meaningful relationships between our militaries, but also among communities.”

On top of building relations between participating nations, the purpose of Khaan Quest is to gain United Nations training recognition and certification of participants through conducting realistic peace support operations. In addition to Mongolia and the United States, military personnel from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, South Korea, Tajikistan, United Kingdom and Vietnam are also expected to participate.

U.S. Military to Participate in Khaan Quest 2013 Exercise in Mongolia, August 3-14

July 24, 2013

Embassy of the United States of America, Ulaanbaatar -- The Mongolian Armed Forces and military personnel from the United States Pacific Command have announced Exercise Khaan Quest 2013 (KQ13), scheduled to be held at Five Hills Training Area, and Nalaikh district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 3-14.

Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise co-sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces.  KQ 13 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security. This year’s exercise marks the 11th anniversary of this training event.

The exercise consists of a command post exercise (CPX) and field training exercise (FTX) at Five Hills Training Area, both of which will focus on peacekeeping and stability operations. During these portions of the exercise, Mongolian, U.S. and multinational forces will work to enhance regional interoperability and mission effectiveness, as well as develop common tactics, techniques and procedures.

Military engineers and health professionals will also participate in Engineering Civic Action Program (ENCAP) projects, as well as Cooperative Health Engagement (CHE) events in Ulaanbaatar, enhancing their combined medical and engineering capabilities while providing outreach to local communities.

"I’m delighted to announce U.S. participation in this year’s Khaan Quest,” said U.S. Ambassador Piper Campbell. “Along with the participation we’re seeing from multiple other partner nations, this exercise continues to enhance the understanding between American and Mongolian troops, which allows our militaries to work more effectively together.  With the engineering and health components, we are building not only meaningful relationships between our militaries, but also among communities.”

On top of building relations between participating nations, the purpose of Khaan Quest is to gain United Nations training recognition and certification of participants through conducting realistic peace support operations. In addition to Mongolia and the United States, military personnel from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, South Korea, Tajikistan, United Kingdom and Vietnam are also expected to participate.