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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. 

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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

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Summer Trap & Skeet Special

Jun 19 7:30 am - 7 pm
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Evening Bike Ride

Guided Bike Tours at the Adventure Park Trails

Jun 21 5 pm - 7 pm
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Poker ATV Ride

Jun 22 5 pm - 7 pm
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Intro to Kayaking

Jun 27 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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High Ropes Day

Jun 29 9 am - 11 am
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Intro to ATV

Jul 3 6 pm - 8 pm
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Firecracker 1 Pitch with Home Run Derby!

Jul 6 9 am
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Intro to Fishing, Kayaking and Fire Making

Jul 12 5 pm - 8:30 pm
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Intro to Kayaking

Jul 13 9 am - 11 am

Intro to Kayaking

Jul 13 9 am - 11 am
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Twilight Swim Night

Swim under the stars!

Jul 20 8 pm - 10:30 pm
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Parks & Rec Fest

Jul 27 9 am - 2 pm
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Back To School Fun Run

Aug 9 5:30 pm

Back To School Fun Run

Aug 9 5:30 pm
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Wiffleball Tournament

Aug 10 9 am
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6th Annual Bowslinger

Aug 17 9 am