As Soldiers begin to return home from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, they are being given more support and transition services than in days past. Soldiers often come back a little bit of ?Adrenaline junkies? but they have discovered some ways to help channel that sense productively.
Many soldiers come home heroes and are used to a fast paced, operational status. Suddenly, they are rotated home from deployment, and life is very slow compared to what they have been living.
Because of this, the Army Installation and Management Command- Europe has worked hard to come up with some programs that seem to be assisting troops in making a successful and smooth transfer back to civilian life from an active combat zone.
Soldiers are ran through leadership exercises, and extreme sports. The soldiers that have been participating in the first wave love it, and it channels the exuberance and enthusiasm in a healthy and productive way.
Called ?Operation Warrior Adventure Quest,? so far about 8,000 soldiers have taken part in the program.
It is a one day program that can involve Mountain Bike Racking, Climbing, Paintball, Skiing, Rappelling, Canoeing, and Bungee Jumping.