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Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor Course January 31, 2017 — NLW Training for Base Security. MORE

Ready to defend January 24, 2017 — Security Forces defenders put their use of force knowledge and less-lethal weapons training to the test in the “shoot house,” a portion of a warehouse set up for tactical training, where they were given various scenarios and had to decide what level of force, if any, to apply. MORE

Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor Course January 16, 2017 — Students with the Non-Lethal weapons Instructor Course form a shield formation on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Japanese security guards complete a week long Non-Lethal MORE

Marines Learn Crowd and Riot Control Techniques [VIDEO] January 13, 2017 — Riot Control Video MORE

Marines complete non-lethal weapons course January 7, 2017 — U.S. Marines assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa learned how to employ non-lethal weapon systems at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy. MORE

Non-Lethal Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict: Minimizing Civilian Casualties on the Battlefield December 15, 2016 — There have been tens of thousands of civilian casualties in the post-September 11th, 2003 invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of these deaths have been a result of enemy action,2 but despite exercising reasonable precautions, and with a command focus on reducing civilian casualties,3 civilian deaths have occurred as a direct result of U.S. combat operations. MORE

Advancing through experience – 131st MP Co. deploys to GITMO December 15, 2016 — Soldiers assigned to the 131st Military Police Company, South Carolina Army National Guard, deployed to Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba. MORE

OC, OC, OC! | Marines endure non-lethal weapons training December 2, 2016 — SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines conducted non-lethal training at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, Dec. 2, 2016. During the week-long course, Marines endured taser training, mechanical arm control holds, OC exposure and riot control techniques. MORE

Shield Line: 3/6 learns riot control November 18, 2016 — Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in a non-lethal weapons course at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 18, 2016. MORE

Wyo. Guard soldiers train as peace officers November 17, 2016 — The NGRF is trained to deploy quickly and has six validated missions: site security; presence patrol (show of force); establishment of road blocks and check points; control of civil disturbance; weapons of mass destruction civil support team force protection and security (being able to operate in a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive environment); and assisting in protection of selected sites in support of a lead agency. MORE

Louisiana National Guard play essential role in USAEUR training November 7, 2016 — The Kosovo Forces 22 mission rehearsal exercise is designed to prepare the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, along with their attached Regular Army and multinational units, for peace support, stability, and contingency operations in Kosovo in support of civil authorities to maintain a safe and secure environment. MORE

Soldiers put their skills to the test during culminating exercise November 6, 2016 — There was a riot in one of the villages. The Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division, had spent the past few weeks preparing for just such an event and now their skills would be put to the test. MORE

Non-lethal weapons: new technologies to preserve lives October 13, 2016 — New complex situations with fighters operating among civilians are challenging conventional warfare and require new responsive technologies. NATO sponsored a Non-Lethal Technology Exercise organised MORE

Tasing student instructors part of DOD nonlethal weapons course at Fort Leonard Wood October 12, 2016 — The students gather around in anticipation of what they are going to see, and eventually feel.After a brief countdown, the instructor pulls the trigger. There is a distinct "pop" and, in less time MORE

ARDEC engineers develop Solid State Active Denial Technology for non-lethal crowd control October 12, 2016 — Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are developing technology for non-lethal crowd control designed to help protect Soldiers while minimizing collateral damage and preventing any permanent physical MORE

Kansas National Guard conducts civil disturbance training October 1, 2016 — The brawl was the capstone to a weekend of civil disturbance training that brought together the 184th Security Forces Squadron, the 190th Security Forces Squadron and the 35th Military Police Company. MORE

Mongolian Armed Forces, U.S. Marines host senior military leader’s seminar during NOLES September 23, 2016 — After 12 days of instruction and hands-on training, the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2016 came to an end with the closing ceremony during the leadership seminar, Sept. 23, 2016.Service MORE

126th, 375th SFS/LRS participate in non-lethal weapons training September 22, 2016 — The United States Transportation Command and the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate organized a non-lethal weapons training and demonstration Sept. 8 at the Illinois National Guard training center MORE

Command and General Staff Officers Course students conduct non-lethal weapons familiarization April 27, 2016 — Students from the Command and General Staff Officers Course participated in a non-lethal weapons range at the Lansing Correctional Facility Range on April 14. The range experience with administrative MORE

CLB-2 completes non-lethal weapons training April 4, 2016 — Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 participated in the unit’s final exercise for their non-lethal weapons training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 25.The final exercise was a MORE

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