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Mc02 { July 24 2002 }

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Largest military experiment ever kicks off

More than 13,000 military and civilian personnel across the United States started the largest test ever of new joint and service-specific warfighting ideas Wednesday.


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By USJFCOM Public Affairs

(SUFFOLK, Va - July 24, 2002) Millennium Challenge 2002, the largest military experiment in history, kicked off today at various sites across the United States.

The experiment, sponsored by U.S. Joint Forces Command, brings together live field forces and computer simulations at several locations in the United States with the purpose of testing and validating several joint and service-specific experimental warfighting concepts.

"The significance of this experiment and what we are trying to determine through it, has never been more important than it is now, as we face adversaries who try to harm us and our way of life," said USJFCOM commander, Army Gen. William F. Kernan during a press briefing at the Pentagon July 18.

More than 13,500 U.S. military and civilian personnel will participate in MC02.

Congress directed the military in 2001 to conduct the experiment to explore critical war fighting challenges at the operational level of war that may confront U.S. military forces in the future.

The experiment features live field forces and computer simulation, incorporating elements of all military Services, U.S. Special Operations Command, most functional/regional commands and various Department of Defense and federal agencies.

The events will be conducted at various training and testing ranges in the western U.S. The hub for the computer simulations will be at the Joint Warfighting Center's Joint Training Analysis and Simulation center in Suffolk, Va. and distributed to facilities across the country.

The experiment will be the culmination of more than two years of concept development. It focuses on how effects based operations can provide an integrated, joint approach for conducting rapid and decisive operations in this decade using transformational knowledge with today's equipment and weapons systems.

"The bottom line upfront is we want to know as much about our adversary as possible, more than he knows about himself, whoever that adversary may be, that we can shut them down very quickly and very effectively, with the least amount of damage and loss of life," said Kernan.

Information learned and validated during MC02 will help answer questions about the development of a future joint force and provide valuable data to decision-makers responsible for military transformation.

"We will report out to the Secretary of Defense, and he will subsequently report to Congress the findings of Millennium Challenge," said Kernan.


http://www.jfcom.mil/about/experiments/mc02/faq.htm

Where will the experiment take place?
Live field activity at training ranges include:
Southern California Logistics Airport, Victorville, Calif.
Nellis AFB, Nev.
Ft. Irwin, Calif.
Camp Pendleton Beach Range, Calif.
Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.
Western Sea Range, Calif.
China Lake, Calif.
Point Mugu, Calif.
USS Coronado, homeported in San Diego, Calif.

Simulation locations include:
U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.
Joint Warfighting Center, Suffolk, Va.
USS Coronado
Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Ft. Bragg, N.C.
Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Georgia (AFFOR RC)
Kansas (AFFOR RC)
Texas (AFFOR RC)
Kirtland AFB, N.M.
Nellis AFB, Nev.
San Diego, Calif.
Ft. Irwin, Calif.
U.S. Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
Scott AFB, Ill.
Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md.
Dahlgren, Va.
Newport, R.I.



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