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
Activities

Paintball / Scuba Diving / Zip-lining
 

Fort Belvoir
Activities

Mountain Biking / Paintball / Skiing-Snowboarding
 

Fort Bragg
Activities

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

Fort Campbell
Activities

Adventure Race / Paintball / Ropes Course / Skeet Shooting
 

Fort Drum
Activities

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

Fort Eustis
Activities

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

Fort Gordon
Activities 

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

Fort Knox

Activities


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

 

Fort Lee
Activities

Kayaking / Mountain Biking / Low Ropes Course / Paintball
 

Fort Rucker
Activities

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

Fort Stewart
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 
Activities
Challenge Course / Mountain Biking / Paintball / Rock Climbing 

Fort Carson
Activities

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

Fort Hood
Actvities
Kayaking / Mountain Biking / Paintball / Zero Gravity

Fort Huachuca
Activities
ATV / Colossal Caves / Horseback Riding / Paintball

 

Fort Leonard Wood
Activities
Kayaking / Mountain Biking / Paintball / Trap Shooting

 

Fort Leavenworth
Activities
Adventure Race / Mountain Biking / Paintball / Rope Repelling
 

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

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

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

Joint Base Lewis/McChord
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Activities
Back Country Skiing-Snowboarding / Mountain Biking / Sea Kayaking / Skeet Shooting / White Water Rafting, Paintball, and Rock Climbing

White Sands Missle Range
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
Activities

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

USAG Baumholder
Activities

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

USAG Bavaria - Grafenwoehr
Activities 
Klettersteig, paintball, high ropes, trap and skeet, wakeboarding, ski 
touring, and many more.

 

USAG Hohenfels
Activities

Klettersteig / Mountain Biking / Rock Climbing
 

USAG Kaiserslautern
Activities

 
 

USAG Stuttgart

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

 

 

Vicenza
Activities

Extreme Sledding / Mountain Biking / Paintball / Skiing-Snowboarding
 
 
 

USAG Wiesbaden
Activities
Battle Ball / Bouldering / Canoeing / Climbing /  Hiking / Mountain Biking / Paintball / Rappelling / Skiing / Snowboarding /  Stand Up Paddleboarding and Rock Wall Climbing

 

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
Activities

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

Schofield Barracks (Hawaii)
Activities

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

Joint Base Elmensdorf/Richardson
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