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2013 Maneuver Warfighting Conference begins in McGinnis-Wickam Hall

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Members of the Army's Infantry, Armor and Cavalry communities have come together for the 2013 Maneuver Warfighting Conference  this week. It began in McGinnis-Wickam Hall today, September 10, and will continue through Thursday, September 12.  

Keynote speakers from across the Army are addressing the conference's theme, "Developing a Common Vision to Adapt the Maneuver Force for the Challenges of Tomorrow."

The annual conference contributes to the combat effectiveness of the Army by addressing the Maneuver Warfighting Challenges, 11 issues that focus on the MCoE's efforts to develop comprehensive solutions for future armed conflicts.

General Robert W. Cone of the US Army Training and Doctrine command was the opening speaker for the conference. In an interview this morning, he said, "People understand that war is very difficult. When you put America's sons and daughters into harms way, that is an irrevocable commitment. It is decisive. It says that we're there, you know, to win it. And the fact of the matter is that frankly people, after 12 years of war right now, understand that cost and they're very concerned about doing that in the future."

To enable maximum participation, "virtual" attendees may attend portions of the conference online using Defense Connect Online (DCO). For more information about this service, visit www.benning.army.mil/mcoe/maneuverconference.

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