Mongolian military gets tips on rural service from Alaska National Guard

Associated PressApril 17, 2012 

Alaska National Guard officials say members of Mongolia's military have visited a remote Western Alaska village to see how their American counterparts deliver health care and veterinary services to underserved areas.

The Mongolians visited Golovin on 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.

Officials say Alaska and Mongolia formed a partnership in 2003 to share information through exercises and exchanges.

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