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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 with a leader-led after action debriefing tool developed by Army Medical Department center and school. WAQ is free to units; funding has been provided by the Department of the Army.

WAQ eligibility includes all units located at Fort Polk, active duty soldiers only. Units may participate post-deployment or once every two years for non-deployable units. Program is NOT open for family members or civilians.

5 Stages of WAQ Programming

Stage 1

Schedule your Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) program!

Stage 2

Leader Training. In this training, leaders will learn how to facilitate a Leader-Led After Action Debrief (L-LAAD) held after the end of each program. Throughout the training, leaders will also be familiarized with the importance and goals of the WAQ program. Training is held by appointment only at the Outdoor Recreation (Building 1707).

Stage 3

Soldier Brief. Trained L-LAAD leaders describe the WAQ program to their soldiers, explaining the scheduled program and goals of the WAQ. The details for the WAQ program will be described to all participating soldiers.

Stage 4 

This is your high adventure program.

Stage 5

The L-LAAD is held immediately after the activity and is facilitated by L-LAAD trained leaders. This is a basic debrief of the day's high adventure program.

Programming
Activity Location Min/Max Participants
Archery 4111 California Ave, Fort Polk, LA TBD

 

Activity Location Min/Max Participants
Canoeing 430 Alligator Loop, Fort Polk, LA TBD

 

Activity Location Min/Max Participants
Go-Karts 1402 9th Street, Fort Polk, LA TBD

 

Activity Location Min/Max Participants
Paintball 4111 California Ave, Fort Polk, LA TBD

 

Activity Location Min/Max Participants
Skeet Shooting 4111 California Ave, Fort Polk, LA TBD

 

Activity Location Min/Max Participants
Kayaking 430 Alligator Loop, Fort Polk, LA TBD

 

*Availability of some activities may vary due to COVID restrictions.*

All WAQ activities will take place weekdays during regular duty hours and include lunch. Each activity will be followed by a Leader-Led After Action Debriefing designed to help Soldiers recognize similarities between the high adventure activity and their warrior experiences. This portion will be conducted by a unit leader/facilitator who will be trained beforehand by a WAQ representative.  

Contact Paul Brownlee at paul.l.brownlee.naf@mail.mil or 337-353-3415

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