A scout team member keeps watch over a nearby town while the main force prepares for movement during the Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise. The EDRE is an exercise designed to test a unit’s ability to alert, recall and deploy under emergency conditions. The Army routinely conducts deployment readiness exercises to assess their ability to provide the National Command Authority with Army ground forces with no notice or short notice


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Learn more about Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercises in the video below: