By the Associated Press
Channel 2 News
6:37 AM AKDT, April 17, 2012
Alaska National Guard officials say members of Mongolia's military have visited a remote western Alaska village to see how their American partners deliver health care and veterinary services to underserved areas.
The Mongolia military members visited Golovin Sunday as part of Arctic Care, which is taking place until April 23.
Guard officials say Arctic Care will involve 16 communities.
Officials say more than 250 military medical professionals are participating in the effort.
The idea for the visit by Mongolians is for them to share their new knowledge with health care providers in their country.
“We are very happy we came to Alaska to participate in Arctic Care 2012,” said Maj. Naranzul Tumurbaatar, a physician with the Mongolian Armed Forces. “We really enjoyed visiting Golovin today. It was beneficial because we will take this knowledge home and share it with our Mongolian health care providers.”
Officials say Alaska and Mongolia formed a partnership in 2003, with a goal of sharing information through exercises and exchanges.