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Exercise Khaan Quest


"Exercise Khaan Quest 2010 is a multinational peace support operation training exercise with the goal of increasing peace support operations core competencies."

– Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific


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Exercise Khaan Quest

What is it?

Exercise Khaan Quest 10 (KQ 10), Aug. 2-28, 2010, is a multi-national, peace supporting operational exercise. It is co-sponsored by the Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) and the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), and executed by U.S. Army Pacific, with support from the U.S. State Department. The U.S. Marine Corps and the MAF first conducted Exercise Khaan Quest in Mongolia, Sept. 2003.

Exercise KQ 10 is a multi-national platoon- and company-level training event culminating in a company-level field training exercise supporting peacekeeping operations.

What has the Army done?

KQ 10 consists of a field training exercise, humanitarian civil assistance and a medical readiness training exercise (MEDRETE). Medical readiness training exercises assist U.S. forces in preparing and conducting medical operation in remote and austere environments. Host nations gain experience and knowledge of basic medical services and received medical training assistance in remote areas for indigenous medical personnel.

KQ 10 is a combined joint training exercise designed to strengthen the capabilities of U.S. and Mongolian Armed Forces in international peace support operations worldwide.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

The U.S. is committed to supporting countries in the Pacific area of responsibility as identified under the global peace operations initiative and other initiatives in the region.

Why is this important to the Army?

The U.S. has common interests in the region and seeks to further these areas of common interest. Through joint military exchanges, we have the ability enhance interoperability with our allies.


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