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Partnership between Alaska, Mongolia strengthened by common cause

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. Photo: Sgt. Edward Eagerton, 134th Public Affairs Detachment, Alaska Army National Guard.



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This work, Partnership between Alaska, Mongolia strengthened by common cause, by SGT Edward Eagerton, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.12.2012

Date Posted:08.17.2012 23:54

Photo ID:647319

VIRIN:120813-Z-MW427-023

Resolution:2100x1395

Size:2.05 MB

Location:ULAANBAATAR, MNGlobe

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