Readiness is the Army's number one priority, and exercises like Courage Ready 18-02 ensure the Army is ready to deploy, fight and win in defense of the nation. During the two-week long exercise the Soldiers conducted night-time operations, practiced movements at the squad and platoon level, and did live fire exercise to improve their weapons proficiency.Courage Ready 18-02 test units ability to rapidly mobilize and deploy to any emergency situation.