Outdoor Recreation

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.

WAQ1.jpgWarrior 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, mountain biking, paintball, scuba, ropes courses, skiing, zip lines, white water rafting, 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, Leader Training, is for all SSG and above participants and teaches them how to facilitate a leader-led after action debrief 
(L-LAAD) in response to a significant event in an operational environment.

Phase II, teaches these unit leaders how to utilize the same L-LAAD technique when facilitation surrounds an outdoor adventure activity.

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

Phase V, 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.

 

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WAQ POC's and Activities by Region

For more information on program and activity locations contact your local Army Outdoor Recreation facility in the list below.

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WAQ - POC's and Activities / Atlantic Region

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All activities are provided are based on availability, season pending, and are generally chosen by the Command. For more information reference the actual program, your eligibility, and activity availability contact your local Warrior Adventure Quest representatives at the phone number provided. 

 

Fort Benning
(706) 545-9636

Activities
Paintball / Scuba Diving / Zip-lining

Fort Belvoir
(703) 805-1488

Activities
Mountain Biking / Paintball / Skiing-Snowboarding

Fort Bragg
(910) 396-1774

Activities
Alpine Tower / Broomball / Indoor Sky Diving / Ski Rixen / White Water Rafting / Ziplining

Fort Campbell
(270) 798-4620

Activities
Adventure Race / Paintball / Ropes Course / Skeet Shooting

Fort Drum
(315) 772-4010

Activities
ATV / Fishing Trips / Geo-Caching / Skeet & Trap / Snowboarding / White Water Rafting

Fort Eustis
(757) 878-0013

Activities
Hang Gliding / Lazer Tag / Paintball / Rock Wall Climbing / White Water Rafting / Zip-lining

Fort Gordon
(706) 791-2556

Activities 
Banning Mills Zip-lining / Kayaking / Mountain Biking / US National White Water Center

Fort Knox
(502) 624-1413

Canoeing / Mountain Biking / Indoor-Outdoor Rock Climbing / Kayaking / Paintball / Skiing-Snowboarding / Trap & Skeet / Wakeboarding-Waterskiing / White Water Rafting / Zip-lining

Fort Lee
(804) 895-2528

Activities
Kayaking / Mountain Biking / Low Ropes Course / Paintball

Fort Rucker
(334) 255-9801

Activities
Deep Sea Fishing / Paintball / Rock Climbing / Wave Runners / White Water Rafting

Fort Stewart
(912) 767-6212

Activities
Kayaking / Low Ropes Course / Mountain Biking / Paintball
 

 

WAQ - POC's and Activities / Central Region

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All activities provided are based on availability, season pending, and are generally chosen by the Command. For more information reference the actual program, your eligibility, and activity availability contact your local Warrior Adventure Quest representatives at the phone number provided.

 

Fort Bliss 
(915) 744-2415

Activities
Challenge Course / Mountain Biking / Paintball / Rock Climbing 

Fort Carson
(719) 526-5198

Activities
Back - Cross Country Skiing / Mountain Biking / Paintball / Rock-Ice Climbing / Ropes Course / Skiing-Snowboarding / Zip-lining

Fort Hood
(254) 288-4688

Actvities
Kayaking / Mountain Biking / Paintball / Zero Gravity

Fort Huachuca
(520) 533-6707

Activities
ATV / Colossal Caves / Horseback Riding / Paintball
 

Fort Leonard Wood
(573) 596-4223

Activities
Kayaking / Mountain Biking / Paintball / Trap Shooting
 

Fort Leavenworth
(913) 684-5136

Activities
Adventure Race / Mountain Biking / Paintball / Rope Repelling

Fort Polk
(337) 531-9734

Activities
Archery / Canoeing / Go-Karts / Kayaking / Paintball / Rockwall / Skeet Shooting / Zip-lining

Fort Riley
(785) 239-2363

Activities
ATV / Biking / Canoe / Indoor Range / Kayaking / Paintball / Rock Wall Climbing / Ropes Course / Skeet & Trap / Skiing - Snowboarding

Fort Sill
(580) 442-5858

Activities 
Go-Kart Racing / Indoor Rock Climbing / Paintball / Sky Diving

Joint Base Lewis/McChord
(253) 967-6263

Activities
ATV / Bungee Jump / Downhill Skiing-Snowboarding / Mountain Biking / Sea Kayaking / Skeet Shooting / White Water Rafting

White Sands Missle Range
(575) 678-1713

Activities
TBD

 

WAQ - POC's and Activities / Europe Region

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All activities are provided are based on availability, season pending, and are generally chosen by the Command. For more information reference the actual program, your eligibility, and activity availability contact your local Warrior Adventure Quest representatives at the phone number provided. 

All USAG Numbers are DSN.

USAG Ansbach
(314) 467-3225

Activities
Mountain Biking / Paintball / Snowshoeing / Ski Touring / White Water Rafting

 

USAG Baumholder
(314) 485-7182

Activities
Paintball / Rock Climbing Indoor-Outdoor / Scuba Diving / Skiing-Snowboarding

USAG Grafenwoehr
(314) 476-3131

Activities
Adventure Day (Coming Soon) / Klettersteig / Discover Scuba Diving / High Ropes Course / Repelling / Spelunking (Paving) / Ski Touring

 

USAG Hohenfels
(314) 466-2060

Activities
Klettersteig / Mountain Biking / Rock Climbing

USAG Kaiserslautern
(314) 493-4133

Activities

 

USAG Stuttgart
(314) 431-2274

Mountain Biking / Paragliding / Ropes Course / Scuba Diving / Skiing-Snowboarding / White Water Rafting

 

Vicenza
(314) 634-7453

Activities
Extreme Sledding / Mountain Biking / Paintball / Skiing-Snowboarding
 

WAQ - POC's and Activities / Pacific Region

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All activities are provided are based on availability, season pending, and are generally chosen by the Command. For more information reference the actual program, your eligibility, and activity availability contact your local Warrior Adventure Quest representatives at the phone number provided. 

 

Fort Wainwright
(907)361-2175

Activities
Canoeing-Kayaking / Indoor Rock Climbing / Laser Tag / Paintball / Mountain Biking / Skeet Shooting / Skiing-Snowboarding

Schofield Barracks (Hawaii)
(808)655-0143

Activities
Ocean Day (Snorkling, Scuba, Kayaking, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding) / High Ropes / Paintball

Joint Base Elmensdorf/Richardson
(907)428-2030

Activities
ATV / Cross Country Skiing / Gio Caching / Ice Climbing / Ropes Course / Snow Shoeing / Snowboarding-Skiing / Snow Maching / White Water Rafting

 

For all Warrior Adventure Quest Trainers and Leaders, please visit our new AKO Knowledge Center for training resources.

Also Visit 
MWR Outdoor Recreation 
ODR / WAQ Facebook Page 
WAQ YouTube Channel


Contact Us
Email: 
WAQ Headquarters
Phone: 1 (210) 466-1331