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Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory


Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory

Futures Directorate

Quantico, VA
Advanced Warfighting Experiment

What is the Advanced Warfighting Experiment (AWE)?

The AWE will demonstrate potential solutions to future Marine Air Ground Task Force challenges. It brings together the “Enhanced MAGTF Operations”(EMO) series of experimentation into a single live-force experiment as part of the RIMPAC 2014 exercise. The AWE is the culmination of a decade of progressive experimentation conducted by the Warfighting Lab. It will encompass the results of previous experiments, highlight selected technologies, and include the integration of Special Operations Forces (SOF) in amphibious operations. Concurrently, the AWE serves as a bridge to its follow-on program of wargaming, experimentation, and capability development

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Marines Test New Warfighting Concepts and Capabilities
The United States Marine Corps Warfighting Lab conducted an Advanced Warfighting Experiment (AWE) as part of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) July 9 - 14, 2014. As threats to America's global interests evolve and manifest in new ways, the Marine Corps will step out smartly to assess its own methodologies, composition and equipment requirements to ensure effectiveness in a rapidly changing environment. The AWE is part of the Marine Corps' commitment to rebalance and posture itself for future security environments around the world. Also available in high definition.
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For more information about the AWE, MCWL or the Futures Directorate, please contact Public Affairs at or 703-432-0980