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Video: AWG Subterranean Event Builds Adaptive and Resilient Soldiers

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Members of the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group build adaptive and resilient Soldiers through a series of subterranean events at Fort Meade, Md., while looking at solutions and developing tactics, techniques and procedures for problem sets within this complex environment. During this event, the AWG demonstrates how low cost home station training, re-purposing equipment and facilities and other alternatives can be used to simulate, train and building confidence within operating in a subterranean environment.

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This work, AWG Subterranean Event Builds Adaptive and Resilient Soldiers, by LTC Sonise Lumbaca, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.5.2013

Date Posted:12.11.2013 8:56AM


Video ID:311914




Location:FORT MEADE, MD, USGlobe


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