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“Some Soldiers need specialized coping outlets. Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) combines high-adventure activities like rock climbing or zip lining, with leader-led after-action debriefs to help Soldiers move on after deployment.”

Warrior Adventure Quest

Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) is an Army RESET training tool designed to introduce Soldiers to activities that serve as alternatives to aberrant behaviors often associated with accidents involving recently re-deployed Soldiers. This tool presents coping outlets to help Soldiers realize their own new level of normal after deployment and "move on" with their lives.

WAQ combines existing MWR Outdoor Recreation high adventure activities (e.g. rock climbing, paintball, ropes courses, zip lines, kayaking, and others) with a leader-led after action debriefing (L-LAAD) tool developed by Army Medical Department (AMEDD) center and school. 


The WAQ program has been developed into five phases.
Phase I, teaches these unit leaders how to utilize the same L-LAAD techniques when facilitation surrounds an outdoor adventure activity.

Phase II, Soldier Training, presents to all program Soldier participants concepts like personal readiness and resilience and Combat Operational Stress Control, and how they relate to the Warrior Adventure Quest program. 

Phase III, is the outdoor adventure activity (e.g., paddling, riding, climbing, etc.) where team building is combined with challenging activity skills.

Phase IV, is the actual facilitation of the L-LAAD by the unit leaders with their unit members to realize connections between the activity they have just experienced and the challenges they may be experiencing in their daily lives.”


Additional Information 

The delivery of WAQ programs is authorized for units once in a 12 month period.There is no cost to the unit to participate and benefits of participation include reintegration, increased moral, heightened resiliency, and an incredible team building atmosphere.

Fort Riley Programs:

  • Paintball
  • Laser Tag
  • Skeet and Trap Shooting
  • Odyssey High Ropes Obstacle Course
  • Team Challenge Course/ Outdoor Rockwall
  • Archery Tag
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • ATV Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Wildwood Adventures (Off Post Zip-Lining)
  • Locked Manhattan (Escape Room)
  • Manhatchet
  • * LEAP (Trampoline Dodge Ball)


More Outdoor Recreation


Adventure Park Open Access Day

Jun 10 10 am - 5 pm

Open Skeet and Trap

Shoot skeet and trap on select days at the Fort Riley Skeet & Trap Range.

Jun 14 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

KC Sporting vs. Chicago Fire FC Bus Trip

Jun 24 3 pm - 12 am

Run For Fun Series: Back to School Run

Aug 18 6 pm