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Members of a Mongolian Armed Forces ceremonial band march past an international delegation during the closing ceremony for Khaan Quest 2013, Aug. 14. The multinational peacekeeping exercise is hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces and co-sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and U.S. Army Pacific, and designed to promote regional peace and security. The intent of Khaan Quest 2013 was to enhance military-to-military interoperability in peacekeeping operations and increase multinational cooperation. In addition to Mongolia and the United States, military personnel from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Nepal, South Korea, Tajikistan, United Kingdom and Vietnam also participated in the exercise. MARFORPAC served as the U.S. executive agent for this year’s exercise.
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Soldiers with the Nepalese Army march past an international delegation during the closing ceremony for Exercise Khaan Quest 2013, Aug. 14. The multinational peacekeeping exercise is hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces and co-sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and U.S. Army Pacific, and designed to promote regional peace and security. The intent of Khaan Quest 2013 was to enhance military-to-military interoperability in peacekeeping operations and increase multinational cooperation. In addition to Mongolia and the United States, military personnel from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Nepal, South Korea, Tajikistan, United Kingdom and Vietnam also participated in the exercise. MARFORPAC served as the U.S. executive agent for this year’s exercise.
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Soldiers with the 297th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Alaska Army National Guard, march past an international delegation during the closing ceremony for exercise Khaan Quest 2013, Aug. 14. Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling (right), commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, was the senior-ranking U.S. military official to attend the ceremony. Khaan Quest, a multinational peacekeeping exercise hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces and co-sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and U.S. Army Pacific, and designed to promote regional peace and security. The intent of Khaan Quest 2013 was to enhance military-to-military interoperability in peacekeeping operations and increase multinational cooperation. In addition to Mongolia and the United States, military personnel from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Nepal, South Korea, Tajikistan, United Kingdom and Vietnam also participated in the exercise. MARFORPAC served as the U.S. executive agent for this year’s exercise.
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Mongolian Armed Forces soldiers march past an international delegation during the closing ceremony for exercise Khaan Quest 2013, Aug. 14. The multinational peacekeeping exercise is hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces and co-sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and U.S. Army Pacific, and designed to promote regional peace and security. The intent of Khaan Quest 2013 was to enhance military-to-military interoperability in peacekeeping operations and increase multinational cooperation. In addition to Mongolia and the United States, military personnel from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Nepal, South Korea, Tajikistan, United Kingdom and Vietnam also participated in the exercise. MARFORPAC served as the U.S. executive agent for this year’s exercise.
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Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, addresses service members from 13 nations during the closing ceremony for exercise Khaan Quest 2014, Aug. 14. The multinational peacekeeping exercise is hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces and co-sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and U.S. Army Pacific, and designed to promote regional peace and security. The intent of Khaan Quest 2013 was to enhance military-to-military interoperability in peacekeeping operations and increase multinational cooperation. In addition to Mongolia and the United States, military personnel from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Nepal, South Korea, Tajikistan, United Kingdom and Vietnam also participated in the exercise. MARFORPAC served as the U.S. executive agent for this year’s exercise.
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(From right) Maj. Gen. B. Bayarmagnai, deputy chief of general staff for the Mongolian Armed Forces, U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Piper Campbell and Maj. Gen. Gary Hara, deputy commanding general of the Army National Guard for U.S. Army Pacific, cut the ribbon for newly renovated Erdmiin Orgil School in Nalaikh district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 13. The project took place as part of exercise Khaan Quest 2013. Engineers from the U.S., Mongolia and Canada worked side-by-side to replace the roof, windows, front stairs and interior doors, "re-stucco" the exterior walls, apply emulsion and repaint the building. They also tore down a structurally unsound concrete awning at the main entrance and built a handicap-accessible ramp at the front of the school.
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Maj. Gen. B. Bayarmagnai, deputy chief of general staff for the Mongolian Armed Forces, addresses local residents, members of the Mongolian media and multinational troops during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Erdmiin Orgil School in Nalaikh district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 13. The project took place as part of exercise Khaan Quest 2013. Engineers from the U.S., Mongolia and Canada worked side-by-side to replace the roof, windows, front stairs and interior doors, "re-stucco" the exterior walls, apply emulsion and repaint the building. They also tore down a structurally unsound concrete awning at the main entrance and built a handicap-accessible ramp at the front of the school.
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Military medical professionals from Mongolia, India, Canada, the Republic of Korea and the U.S. stand in a multilateral formation at the Cooperative Health Engagement and Subject Matter Expert Exchange closing ceremony in Nalaikh district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 13. The medical portion of this year’s Khaan Quest exercise expanded on those of previous exercises by striking more of a balance between classroom learning and practical experience, giving the multinational team of doctors an opportunity to work together through real-life, clinical situations. Khaan Quest is an annual peacekeeping operations-focused, combined training exercise hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces, and co-sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. MARFORPAC served as the U.S. executive agent for Khaan Quest 2013.
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Canadian Forces Capt. Patrick Reid, an engineer with 1 Engineer Support Unit, Joint Operational Support Group out of Kingston, Ontario, leads a multinational formation of U.S. Marines from 9th Engineer Support Battalion and Washington Army National Guard soldiers with 96th Troop Command, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Erdmiin Orgil School in Nalaikh district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 13. The project took place as part of exercise Khaan Quest 2013. Engineers from the U.S., Mongolia and Canada worked side-by-side to replace the roof, windows, front stairs and interior doors, "re-stucco" the exterior walls, apply emulsion and repaint the building. They also tore down a structurally unsound concrete awning at the main entrance and built a handicap-accessible ramp at the front of the school.
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Members of the 014 Engineer Unit Ceremonial Band play traditional Mongolian military music prior to the start of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Erdmiin Orgil School in Nalaikh district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 13. The project took place as part of exercise Khaan Quest 2013. Engineers from the U.S., Mongolia and Canada worked side-by-side to replace the roof, windows, front stairs and interior doors, "re-stucco" the exterior walls, apply emulsion and repaint the building. They also tore down a structurally unsound concrete awning at the main entrance and built a handicap-accessible ramp at the front of the school.
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U.S. Marine Capt. Albert Bellamy and Republic of Korea Army Col. Seoko Yoon listen to a brief during Khaan Quest's command post exercise, Aug. 12. Khaan Quest, a multinational peacekeeping exercise hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces and co-sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and U.S. Army Pacific, is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security. MARFORPAC is the U.S. executive for this year’s exercise, which has been taking place since 2003. Khaan Quest 2013 officially ended Aug. 14. Bellamy, serving as a battalion operations officer for 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment during the CPX, is from Wadsworth, Ohio. Yoon served as the civil-military affairs officer for the multinational brigade's headquarters.
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Brian Isbell, from the Center for Civil-Military Relations in Monterey, Calif., briefs U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Cadet Rebekah Williams (far right) and other role players during the command post exercise for Khaan Quest 2013, Aug. 12. Khaan Quest, a multinational peacekeeping exercise hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces and co-sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and U.S. Army Pacific, is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security. MARFORPAC is the U.S. executive for this year’s exercise, which has been taking place since 2003. Khaan Quest 2013 officially ended Aug. 14. Isbell is from Berlin, Germany. Williams, ROTC cadet with University of Alaska, Anchorage, is from Eagle River, Alaska.
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Command post exercise (CPX) participants from the U.S., India, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, listen as they receive instructions from their executive officer, Aug. 12. Khaan Quest, a multinational peacekeeping exercise hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces and co-sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and U.S. Army Pacific, is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security. MARFORPAC is the U.S. executive for this year’s exercise, which has been taking place since 2003. Khaan Quest 2013 officially ended Aug. 14.
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Australian Army Maj. Scott McMahon, acting as the executive officer for the Multinational Brigade, delivers a quick brief to his staff officers during Khaan Quest's command post exercise, Aug. 12. Khaan Quest, a multinational peacekeeping exercise hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces and co-sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and U.S. Army Pacific, is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security. MARFORPAC is the U.S. executive for this year’s exercise, which has been taking place since 2003. Khaan Quest 2013 officially ended Aug. 14. McMahon is from Puckapunyal, Victoria, Australia.
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Colleen Ruru, with the Center for Civil-Military Relations in Monterey, Calif., and serving as the lead planner for Khaan Quest's command post exercise, briefs U.S. Army Recruit Officer Training Corps cadets and active-duty Marines on how to role play as members of the international press, Aug.12. The CPX participants conducted a mock press conference the following day. Khaan Quest, a multinational peacekeeping exercise hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces and co-sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific and U.S. Army Pacific, is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security. MARFORPAC is the U.S. executive for this year’s exercise, which has been taking place since 2003. Khaan Quest 2013 officially ended Aug. 14. Ruru is from Wellington, New Zealand.
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Mongolian Armed Forces 1st Lt. Dorjgotov Munkh-Ulzii, an internal medicine officer with the MAF's 120 Medical Unit, examines a patient at Golomt Elementary School during Khaan Quest's Cooperative Health Engagement, Aug. 9. The medical Subject Matter Expertise Engagement and CHE in nearby Nalaikh district brought a multinational team of medical officers together in both classroom and clinical settings to gain experience, enhance interoperability and be exposed to different tactics, techniques and procedures. Khaan Quest is a peacekeeping operations-focused, combined training event between U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, U.S. Army Pacific, and the MAF. MARFORPAC and USARPAC have conducted similar training with MAF since 2003, and this exercise marks the 11th iteration of the exercise.
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