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April 11, 2018

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate participates in Directed Energy to Washington DC Expo

Members of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate attended DE2DC from March 19 to 22, 2018. They provided static displays, panel members and demonstration videos featuring the Laser-Induced Plasma

March 29, 2018

Non-Lethal Weapons familiarization fire

U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, participate in a non-lethal weapons familiarization fire and demonstration at the Ulupau Range Training Facility, Marine Corps Base

March 9, 2018

Operation Dynamic Manor prepares Task Force Thunderbolt for Kosovo Mission

Ethnic tensions are at a boiling point on the cold and narrow streets of a European town. Angry rioters hurl stones at American and Armenian Soldiers arrayed in riot gear. The Soldiers, from Task

Feb. 23, 2018

NSA Bethesda Trains ASF Academy

Information System Technician Seaman Phelan Payne is sprayed in the face with OC spray (oleoresin capsaicin) while completing the OC course Feb. 23 at Naval Support Activity Bethesda. After being

Feb. 22, 2018

AFSOC Boss “Cautiously Optimistic” Laser Program Will Move Forward

Air Force Special Operations Command boss Lt. Gen. Brad Webb said he is “cautiously optimistic” the service will get the funding it needs to finally move forward with plans to put lasers on

Feb. 22, 2018

FASTCENT stands ready to execute its mission

U.S. Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, Central Command (FASTCENT) stand ready to conduct rapid response expeditionary security operations in support of U.S. 5th Fleet and

Feb. 9, 2018

Fighting Blind [Video]

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose MAGTF - Crisis Response - Central Command conducted a non-lethal weapons course that culminated with exposure to pepper spray while subduing opponents with the

Feb. 5, 2018

133rd engineers ready to help law enforcement

Wyoming National Guardsmen are on call to support civil authorities in a myriad of ways, including firefighting, flood mitigation and even riot control.The state always has a unit trained and ready to

Feb. 5, 2018

Air Force assembles team to explore electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum superiority

The Air Force recently assembled a cross-functional group, known as an enterprise capability collaboration team, to explore how the service will continue to lead, operate and integrate electronic

Jan. 24, 2018

These new non-lethal options can help troops fighting in cities

While most Army and Marine Corps initiatives have focused on increasing lethality from the sidearm all the way up to the tank, some missions still need a non-lethal touch.For those types of jobs,

Jan. 24, 2018

Non-lethal weapons on display at MacDill AFB range

Joint service military personnel from U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) had the opportunity to fire non-lethal weapons (NLW) at the MacDill Air force Base (AFB) firing range during a familiarization

Dec. 20, 2017

16th Special Troops ‘Vanguard’ Battalion develops leaders through innovative curriculum, staff ride

The 16th Special Troops Battalion recently conducted a staff ride to Oswiecim, Poland for all leaders at the platoon level and above.Oswiecim is probably known better by its German name during World

Dec. 20, 2017

15th MEU Marines have shocking experience

Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit just completed their final portion of the Law Enforcement’s Non-Lethal Weapons Course, which is a three day course in proper non-lethal weaponry

Dec. 8, 2017

Standing in the shoes of a defender: MILO training provides a realistic perspective

In the distance shots are fired as a teacher and her students are huddled by a lunch table shaking with fear. People are injured and scared because a local school is under attack by several active

Dec. 7, 2017

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jeffrey Rychener, a non-lethal weapons instructor, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD), demonstrates the use of non-lethal weapons at Range 14 Charlie at Marine Corps

Dec. 7, 2017

Defenders refresh skills while deployed

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron participated in an ASP Baton refresher course on Dec. 1, 2017, highlighting the usage of non-lethal weapons available to their personnel.  “Having

Nov. 14, 2017

Military Police and Kuwaiti counterparts conduct partnership academy

Soldiers from 340th Military Police Battalion Theater Field Confinement Facility and their Kuwaiti counterparts conducted a five-week training program called Military Police Partnership Academy, Sept.

Nov. 8, 2017

Directed energy weapons research a new frontier for Air Force Medicine

On the battlefield of tomorrow, bullets and bombs will not be the only threat to U.S. military personnel. The rise of directed energy weapons is creating a need to understand the medical effects of

Nov. 1, 2017

Navy Expands Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare for ‘Victory at Sea’

New electromagnetic maneuver warfare (EMW) capabilities are emerging from laboratories to make a vital operational impact in the Fleet, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) leaders

Oct. 27, 2017

Marines to get Star Trek phaser-like device for nonlethal weapon option

Marines will soon have a Star Trek phaser-like new green laser that can reach out and “warn or visually suppress” opponents without firing a round. The Ocular Interrupter System is essentially a green