Unlike your home wireless internet, a brigade's operational network can't just start with the flip of a switch. Integration of specialty communications systems on various platforms allows for the tactical network to participate in operational exercises to support Army modernization. It is a unique package that requires a systematic process to ensure functionality and security before Soldiers begin their missions. This stable operational network is achieved through the Validation Exercise (VALEX) process, developed through the continuous cycle of Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) and Army Warfighting Assessment (AWA) events that take place twice a year at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Taken: 09.22.2016 | Video by Vanessa Flores