U.S. Marines Participate in Opening Ceremony for Khaan Quest 2013 in Mongolia

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Lt. Gen. Ts. Byambajav, right, chief of the general staff for Mongolia's armed forces, greets U.S. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, before the opening ceremony for Khaan Quest 2013 at Five Hills Training Area in Mongolia, Aug. 3, 2013. The United States and Mongolia sponsor the annual exercise, which is designed to strengthen the capabilities of U.S., Mongolian and other forces in international peace support operations.  About 1,000 service members from 13 nations are participating in joint event. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ben Eberle
  • Australian army Maj. Paul Manoel, operations officer for U.S. forces during Khaan Quest 2013, leads Mongolian and U.S. military leaders into the exercise command operations center at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 3, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ben Eberle
  • U.S. Marines march in formation during the opening ceremony of Khaan Quest at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 3, 2013. The Marines are assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt John M. Ewald
  • U.S. Marines march in formation during the opening ceremony of Khaan Quest in Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 3, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt John M. Ewald
  • Honor guard members from Mongolia's armed forces stand in formation before the opening ceremony of Khaan Quest at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 3, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt John M. Ewald
  • Cavalry unit members from Mongolia's armed forces prepare to give a demonstration during the opening ceremony for Khaan Quest at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 3, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt John M. Ewald
  • Cavalry unit members from Mongolia's armed forces prepare to give a demonstration during the opening ceremony of Khaan Quest at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 3, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt John M. Ewald
  • A cavalry unit member from Mongolia's armed forces demonstrates his riding skills during the opening ceremony of Exercise Khaan Quest at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 3, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt John M. Ewald
  • Cavalry unit members from Mongolia's armed forces demonstrate their riding skills during the opening ceremony of Khaan Quest at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 3, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt John M. Ewald
  • A Mongolian soldier jumps his horse during the opening ceremony for Khaan Quest 2013 at the Five Hills Training Area in Mongolia, Aug. 3, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt John M. Ewald
  • Cavalry unit members from Mongolia's armed forces demonstrate their riding skills during the opening ceremony of Khaan Quest at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 3, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt John M. Ewald
  • A cavalry unit member from Mongolia's armed forces salutes the crowd during a riding demonstration at the opening ceremony for Khaan Quest 2013 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 3, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt John M. Ewald
  • Cavalry unit members from Mongolia's armed forces demonstrate their riding skills during the opening ceremony for Khaan Quest at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 3, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt John M. Ewald