“ATLANTIC PROMISE” 2017 FIELD EXERCISE SUCCESS

March 24, 2017

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc., a 501 c3 not for profit entity, held its annual field exercise “Atlantic Promise” in Fellsmere, Florida March 16-19, 2017.


This year’s exercise hosted 32 graduate students from George Mason University, Tulane University, Kennesaw State University, Nova Southeastern University, and Wayne State University.


Once again, the Forage Center is grateful for the support from the City of Fellsmere, Fellsmere Police Department, and local businesses such as the Marsh Landing Restaurant and Operation Hope, the primary base for the exercise. Over 40 volunteer role players from the Fellsmere community as well as members of Company C/436th Civilian Affairs Battalion of the U.S. Army played a key role in the success of the Exercise.


This year’s exercise scenario allowed students to become members of a fictitious humanitarian assistance organization and assist a population in conflict after a Category 4 hurricane. The exercise purposely combines students from different schools to build interpersonal relationships, teamwork, and negotiation skills under stressful situations.


The Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc. is named for Dr. Paul Forage who passed away in 2015. Dr. Forage was a nationally and internationally known expert in the field of humanitarian and peacebuilding education and training, and is the inspiration behind the organization that now bears his name.


The Forage Center is considering holding another exercise in November 2017 to meet increased demand.


For more information on The Forage Center, visit www.foragecenter.org.

MEDIA CONTACT

Sarah Forage-Lough

Box 559, Rockville, MD 20848

sarah@foragecenter.org

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