A US Army soldier at an Applique computer, the central Windows-based system for Force XXI initiatives, connects with the Airborne Command and Control Vehicle to interpret and transpose friendly targets during the Advanced Warfighting Experiment (AWE) at the Fort Irwin, California. More than 6,000 soldiers took part in the six-week exercise that capped nearly two years of training. The AWE tested 72 initiatives ranging from new computer equipment like the Applique to reorganization of unit structure, 19 March 1997