Mongolian, US armed forces announce participation in multinational exercise[MIGRATE]

By Courtesy Story | July 17, 2013

Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. Pacific Command have announced their participation in Exercise Khaan Quest 2013, scheduled to be held at Five Hills Training Area, and the city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 3-14.

Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise co-sponsored this year 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.

Khaan Quest 2013 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.

Mongolian and U.S. armed forces, along with other regional partners, will also participate in Engineering Civic Action Program (ENCAP) projects, as well as Cooperative Health Engagement (CHE) events in Ulaanbaatar, enhancing joint Mongolian-U.S. medical capabilities and providing outreach to underserved communities.

The exercise provides an ideal platform for participating nations to demonstrate military-to-military interoperability, enhance relationships and increase multinational cooperation. 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.