Khan Quest 2011 Military Training Exercise Begins
July 29, 2011
Approximately 100 U.S. military, 220 members of the Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) and 180 International military representatives will participate in exercise Khaan Quest 2011, from July 25 to August 25, 2011. The exercise takes place at the Five Hills Training area (TAVAN TOLGOI), and in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Khaan Quest Exercise 11 is a multinational peace support operations training exercise with the goal of increasing peace support operations core competencies. The exercise is hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces and, as part of the exercise, Mongolian, Multinational, and U.S. forces will conduct training designed to improve multi-national speed of response, mission effectiveness, interoperability and unity of effort.
The MAF and U.S. will also conduct Humanitarian Civic Assistance operations and medical and engineering capabilities exercises. The purpose of Khaan Quest is to gain United Nations Training recognition and certification of participants; train MAF, multinational and U.S. personnel; increase interoperability; and improve military relationships among participating nations.