Peace Through Khaan Quest: Mongolia and the Global Peace Operations Initiative

When many people think of Mongolia, they think of Genghis Khan, the legendary conqueror of the Eurasian landmass. But today, the country is establishing a global reputation for another reason: The Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) are a significant contributor to global peace operations and Asian security cooperation. Thanks in part to security assistance provided though ...
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Khaan Quest 2016 Officially Ends with Closing Ceremony

A closing ceremony commenced today at the Five Hills Training Area in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, marking the official end to the multinational peacekeeping exercise KhaanQuest 2016. For the past two weeks, Mongolian Armed Forces hosted more than 40 nations, and more than 1,500 participants in what was the 10th iteration of the exercise as a multinational event. The ...
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U.S. Marines, Soldiers, Sailors Along with Mongolian, Singaporean, Indian Armed Forces Participate in an ENCAP Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

More than 100 participants, service members and civilians alike, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony in commemoration of a completion of an engineer civic action program for a local school in Zuunmod, Mongolia, as part of the annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise, Khaan Quest 2016. The dormitory project started in March as a joint effort with ...
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U.S. Army, Canadian Army Test Mongolian Armed Forces’ Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Skills During Khaan Quest 2016

A platoon of approximately 60 service members with the Mongolian Armed Forces participated in the culminating event of a course designed to teach them how to counter mines and improvised explosive devices during Khaan Quest 2016 at Five Hills Training Area, June 1. The 10-day course was led by an instructor cadre of U.S. Soldiers, ...
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Alaska National Guard Medical Detachment Leads Field Medical Training at Khaan Quest 2016

A team of U.S. Soldiers with the Alaska National Guard Medical Detachment are supporting the multinational peacekeeping exercise Khaan Quest 2016 by training both U.S. and international partners in combat medical care. The medical training station is one of several stations, also known as lanes, in which multinational platoons are enhancing their skills in a ...
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U.S. Marines Train Soldiers from the Mongolian Armed Forces in Riverine Operations During Khaan Quest 2016

The 10-day course is designed to familiarize MAF soldiers with tactics and procedures associated with operating small boats and conducting patrols along waterways, a skill set not commonly taught to Mongolian soldiers. The course is being taught by Marines from 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion and is split into two parts; the first part taught MAF soldiers ...
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U.S. Soldiers Explain, Demonstrate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Concepts to Mongolian Armed Forces

U.S. Soldiers with 8th Military Police Brigade conducted a demonstration on unmannned aerial vehicles for members of the Mongolian Armed Forces during Khaan Quest 2016 at Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The training provided MAF members with a deeper understanding of the purpose and operations of UAVs and how they can be used ...
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U.S. Army, Canadian Army Teach Minefield Extraction Techniques to Mongolian Armed Forces Members during Khaan Quest 2016

As wind howls through the valley, a sea of brown camouflage gathers around a team of U.S. and Canadian Army instructors who contend with the elements to teach their students how to win the battle against improvised explosive devices and mines. A platoon of soldiers from the Mongolian Armed Forces participated in the minefield self-extraction ...
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Multinational Partners Tested During Convoy Training, Improve Skills for Peacekeeping Missions at Khaan Quest 2016

More than 40 members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Peacekeeping Operations Interim participated in a convoy escort simulation May 24, as part of the annual, multinational peacekeeping exercise, KhaanQuest 2016 in Mongolia. The course was designed to reshape the protocol of how armed forces deal with locals while on deployment or participating in ...
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U.S. Sailors, Soldiers Teach Combat Medical Care Course at Khaan Quest 2016

Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia – Fleet Marine Force (FMF) corpsmen from 3rd Medical Battalion and medics from the Hawaii National Guard taught a casualty control familiarization class to soldiers of the Mongolian Armed Forces, May 23, at the Five Hills Training Area in Mongolia during the multinational peacekeeping exercise Khaan Quest 2016. The class is part of ...
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Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise Khaan Quest 2016 Commences with Opening Ceremony

The Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. Pacific Command are hosting the multinational peacekeeping exercise Khaan Quest 2016, which commenced May 22 with an opening ceremony at the Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This year’s Khaan Quest, held annually in Mongolia, is serving as the capstone exercise for the United Nations Global Peace Operations ...
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Exercise Khaan Quest 2015 Closing

CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii – Closing ceremonies commenced today at the Five Hills Training Area in Tavantolgoi, Mongolia, marking the official end to Exercise Khaan Quest 2015. For the past two weeks, Mongolian Armed Forces hosted over 20 nations in this 13th iteration of the exercise. Khaan Quest is an annual multinational exercise co-sponsored by ...
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Khaan Quest 2015 Concludes, Multinational Relationships Flourish

TAVANTOLGOI, Mongolia — More than 1,200 service members from 22 nations gathered at the parade field of Five Hills Training Area as the closing ceremony and festivities marked the successful end to Exercise Khaan Quest 2015, June 30, 2015. The exercise, in it’s 13th iteration, is co-sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, ...
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Alaska Guardsmen Partner with Other Nations, Services In the Name of Health Care

TAVANTOLGOI, Mongolia — A line of Mongolian citizens, some of whom traveled great distances, wait outside the gates of the 79th High School in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for a chance to be seen by multinational military medical personnel during Exercise Khaan Quest’s healthcare service support engagement, which is open to the public for two weeks, through ...
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U.S. Army Pacific Command Sergeant Major Visits Mongolia in Support of Khaan Quest 2015

TAVANTOLGOI, Mongolia – The command sergeant major of U.S. Army Pacific, Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Lambert, took time to visit his Soldiers in Mongolia June 25, 2015, as they participate in a joint, multinational exercise at the Five Hills Training Area known as Khaan Quest 2015. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled exercise hosted annually ...
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Mongolian Armed Forces, U.S. Service Members Conduct Health Services Support Engagement

SEVENTY-NINTH HIGH SCHOOL, ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — Throngs of people gathered outside of the high school eager to receive medical care from military professionals from around the world. Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. service members, along with other nations participating in Khaan Quest 2015, established a primary care outpatient clinic at the 79th High School to ...
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Khaan Quest 2015 Commences

FIVE HILLS TRAINING AREA, Mongolia — Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. service members, along with more than 20 other nations, held an opening ceremony June 20 to mark the beginning of Exercise Khaan Quest 2015 at the Five Hills Training Area. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise hosted annually by MAF and co-sponsored ...
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Khaan Quest 2015 Commences

Mongolian Armed Forces and U.S. service members, along with more than 20 other nations, held an opening ceremony June 20 to mark the beginning of Exercise Khaan Quest 2015 at the Five Hills Training Area. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise hosted annually by MAF and co-sponsored by U.S. Army, Pacific, and U.S. ...
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Khaan Quest 2014 comes to an end

“It’s my pleasure to express my sincere gratitude to the countries for sending their military personnel and peacekeepers to the Khaan Quest 2014 multinational peace support operations exercise, and unifying for the global peace deeds, and also to the individuals for coming to our country to contribute to the global harmony, wishing a success to ...
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Khaan Quest 2014 Scaling New Heights in Mongolia

In the Five Hills training area of Mongolia, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Gayle Anders instructs members of the Mongolian Armed Forces on proper techniques for a rappelling course during Khaan Quest 2014 (KQ14). KQ14 is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise co-sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific, and hosted annually by Mongolian Armed Forces. The exercise ...
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Khaan Quest 14 Opens in Mongolia

Exercise Khaan Quest, one of the world’s largest training exercises focused on peacekeeping operations, officially began on June 22, 2014 with an opening ceremony at the Five Hills Training Area in Mongolia. Co-sponsored this year by U.S. Army Pacific, and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, and hosted annually by Mongolian Armed Forces, Khaan Quest is ...
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Non-Lethal Weapons Leadership Seminar Begins, Field Training Ends

High-ranking military officials and delegates from 22 nations gathered here Aug. 26, marking the conclusion of the field training exercise and start of the three-day leadership portion during the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar. “For well over a decade, the U.S. Marine Corps continues to advance the development and use – tactics, techniques and procedures – ...
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U.S. marines and Mongolian Armed Forces Members Team up for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar

FIVE HILLS TRAINING AREA, Mongolia – U.S. Marines and Mongolian Armed Forces service members were back for the start of another training exercise Aug. 17, only a couple days after the closing ceremony for the multinational peacekeeping exercise Khaan Quest 2013. This time around, they were joined by officers from the Mongolian General Police. A ...
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Countries Come Together in Classroom, Clinic During Exercise Khaan Quest

Military medical professionals from Canada, India, Republic of Korea and the U.S. teamed up with their Mongolian Armed Forces counterparts and local healthcare providers during a Subject Matter Expert Exchange and Cooperative Health Engagement at the MAF’s Central Clinical Hospital and Golomt Elementary School here, Aug 5-9. “This year begins the transition in the medical ...
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Khaan Quest 13 Opens in Mongolia

Exercise Khaan Quest, one of the world’s largest training exercises focused on peacekeeping operations, officially began as military leaders and senior government officials from the U.S., Mongolia and other regional partners gathered August 3 at the Five Hills Training Area in Mongolia. Khaan Quest 2013 is a platoon through battalion level, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise ...
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Opening ceremony of the Coordinated Health Engagement and the Engineering Civic Assistance Program

The Deputy Governor for Nalaikh, Mr. Odonkhuu hosted the opening ceremony for the Coordinated Health Engagement and the Engineering Civic Assistance Program on Friday, 2 August, in the Cultural Center Square of Nalaikh.  The Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Kirk McBride, represented the United States Embassy and the Deputy Commissioner for Military and Veterans Affairs ...
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UntitledMultinational Medical Team Recognized for Joint Outreach Success

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Service members and medical professionals from the United States, Mongolia, Canada and the Republic of Korea were recognized during a closing ceremony in honor of their efforts for the Medical Humanitarian Civic Action Outreach Project portion of Khaan Quest 2012, Aug. 21, 2012. “The event we are completing today is one of ...
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Engineers Construct Multinational Partnerships During Khaan Quest

Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia – Mongolian armed forces, U.S. soldiers and Canadian forces participated in the Engineer Subject Matter Expert Exchange portion of Khaan Quest 12 Aug. 13-21. The purpose of the training was to conduct classroom and hands-on instruction regarding the best practices related to vertical troop construction, by utilizing the skills of ...
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U.S. Service Members Share Medical First Responder Course with Mongolian Counterparts

Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia – U.S. service members conducted the Medical First Responder course for Khaan Quest 2012, Aug. 13-17, 2012. It was designed to train Mongolian Armed Forces to perform immediate life-saving first aid. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled multinational exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted annually by the Mongolia ...
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Multinational Partners Conduct Staff Training

Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia – A conglomeration of U.S., Mongolian, and various international forces took part in a staff exercise (STAFFEX) during Khaan Quest 12 to enhance their ability to operate in a multinational environment. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) and hosted annually by the ...
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Khaan Quest 2012 Participants Experience Traditional Mongolian Sporting Events

Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia – The luminous clouds, deep blue sky and luscious green hills set the scene as service members and distinguished guests from around the Pacific region gathered to experience several traditional sporting events on Mongolian Culture night for Khaan Quest 2012 exercise, Aug. 18, 2012. Khaan Quest is a regularly scheduled ...
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UntitledMultinational Forces Train in Mongolian Plains

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Serving in the military offers many opportunities, including the chance to travel to distant lands and train with other nations. Khaan Quest 2012 participants are experiencing this unique opportunity during the annual multinational exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces designed to promote regional peace and ...
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Khaan Quest 2012 Opening Ceremony Demonstrates Continued Strength of Multinational Relationships in the Pacific-Region

Hundreds of service members and distinguished guests from U.S. Army Pacific Command (USARPAC) and surrounding countries gathered for the Khaan Quest 2012 (KQ12) opening ceremony held at the Mongolian Armed Forces Peace Support Center in the vicinity of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Aug. 12. Mongolian President Ts. Elbegdorj, Lt. Gen. Ts. Byambajav, chief of general staff, ...
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Alaska National Guardsmen Deploy for International Peacekeeping exercise

Camp Denali, Alaska — Approximately 80 Alaska National Guardsmen are slated to participate in the U.S. Army Pacific exercise, Khaan Quest 2012 (KQ12), a multinational training exercise held at the Mongolian Armed Forces Peace Support Center near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 11-23, 2012. Khaan Quest 2012 is a U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) sponsored exercise designed to ...
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Warfighters Aim for Peace during Khaan Quest 2011

FIVE HILLS TRAINING AREA, Mongolia — Platoons from six nations marched toward the proving grounds of Five Hills Training Area Aug. 1 for the first day of the field training exercise portion of Exercise Khaan Quest 2011. U.S. Marines, alongside troops from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Korea and Mongolia, took part in the training which included ...
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