- What is FieldEx?
- Who are you guys, anyway?
- Is FieldEx open to non-Tufts students?
- How many participants will there be?
- Where is the exercise held?
- How kinetic is it going to be?
- Why do all the pictures have people in masks?
- How seriously do you take safety?
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FieldEx, or the Field Exercise in Peace and Stability Operations, is a simulation exercise in post-conflict issues. Field exercises differ from traditional “table-top” exercises because they include a physical component. See Mission Statement and Why FieldEx? for more info. on why we believe this is important.
FieldEx is staffed by a group of Tufts students, including:
- Members of the Tufts chapter of ALLIES (Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services), a national student group promoting civil-military relations through dialogue and joint educational opportunities
- Past FieldEx participants that loved the exercise so much that they came back!
Additionally, we benefit from the mentorship of MA and PhD candidates from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and other area universities, university professors, military officers, and other relevant experts and practitioners.
Yes! In fact, we encourage participation from non-Tufts students, and last year, were joined by cadets and midshipmen from the 3 U.S. military service academies.
Non-Tufts students will have to arrange transportation to and from Tufts University. We will provide basic housing for those requiring it (with Tufts students).
FieldEx 2011 can accommodate a maximum of 75 students.
FieldEx 2013 will be held at AG Paintball in Weare, New Hampshire. In addition to being really swell people, they also have phenomenal facilities that replicate the terrain effects so essential to the scenario this year.
Depends. We do stress, however, that despite our location at an airsoft field, our emphasis is on the civilian tasks in stability and peace operations.
Because our scenarios simulate the presence of armed parties, we need to take basic safety precautions. The kinetic aspect of FIELDEX is fun, but we don’t want to risk serious accidents for no reason.
Very seriously! There will be a required safety briefing, First Aid trained personnel on hand at the exercise, various staff whose sole roles is to act as “safety advisors”, and legal waivers for participants.