‘Angel’ exercise brings humanitarian assist to Mongolia

On Monday, health care professionals from the U.S. military in the Indo-Pacific and the U.S. are heading to Mongolia for the start of an exercise in humanitarian relief. Sixty-five service members are taking part in the 16th Pacific Angel, a five-day exercise in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, that focuses on military assistance to civilians, Maj. Christopher Merian, a spokesman for Pacific Air Forces.

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command sponsors Pacific Angel, which this year includes units from the Air Force, Space Force, Air National Guard, Navy, Marine Corps and Army. Pacific Angel is an opportunity to support the host nation’s efforts to bring assistance to their people through humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

The exercise will cover medical programs, dental programs and optometry, along with subject-matter expert exchanges, and civic and engineering assistance programs.

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