Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges, commander of the Alaska Army National Guard, exchanges gifts with Dumaa Namsrai, deputy chief, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), at the NEMA office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 13. Bridges attended the meeting while in Mongolia as part of the National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP). He also visited Khaan Quest, a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise sponsored by the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) and hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces. Khaan Quest 12 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security. This exercise marks the tenth anniversary of this regionally significant training event.