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11th MEU Marines take heat during crisis response training February 21, 2014 — Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s ground combat element, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, employ nonlethal crowd control techniques during the Crisis Response Course, Special Operations MORE

6th Security Forces Squadron selected for DoD video February 11, 2014 — MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The 6th Security Forces Squadron marine patrol was chosen to demonstrate non-lethal maritime tactics for a Department of Defense instructional video. A film crew filmed MORE

Vanguard military police certify with painful spray February 10, 2014 — FORT STEWART, Ga. – “It kind of feels like somebody getting gasoline, pouring it on your face and lighting a match,” said Spc. Joshua Willison, a military police officer with the military police MORE

Marines prepare for 31st MEU with escalation of force training February 7, 2014 — CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Instructors from 1st Law Enforcement Battalion provided Marines from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, with non-lethal weapons training aboard Camp MORE

11th MEU Conducts Nonlethal Training January 31, 2014 — CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – One by one, Marines reluctantly stood at attention within six feet from an instructor. Some Marines tried to compose themselves with heavy breathing, while others clenched MORE

Multinational soldiers deal with riots, fire at JMRC January 30, 2014 — HOHENFELS, Germany – “Get out of here!” Rioters yell as one hurls a Molotov cocktail at multinational soldiers, bursting into a wave of fire that crashed against riot shields. Chanting and banging MORE

A painful lesson: The 31st MEU’s artillery battery trains non-lethal techniques January 27, 2014 — OKINAWA, Japan – They traded their cannons for shields, artillery shells for pepper spray, and rifles for Tasers. The Marines went non-lethal. More than one hundred Marines and Sailors of Golf MORE

Training heats up for Armenian troops January 15, 2014 — CAMP SLIM LINES, Kosovo – With their transfer of authority completed, the Armenian coy hit the ground running and turned up the heat with crowd and riot control training.Armenian soldiers with MORE

Special Operations Training Group prepares 2/1 Marines for MEU January 10, 2014 — CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Special Operations Training Group hosted assault, support, and security training for Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 7.SOTG MORE

Shocking new tool enhanced Gunfighter LE mission, protects Defenders January 8, 2014 — A stunning experience revealed essential force protection methods for Defenders performing new training here, Dec. 10.Members of the 366th Security Forces Squadron performed training with the TASER MORE

Marines, Burkinabé Gendarmerie compare non-lethal weapons techniques December 30, 2013 — OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 recently completed a week-long non-lethal weapons capabilities demonstration with Burkinabé Gendarmerie MORE

Czech army trains nonlethal December 16, 2013 — PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The U.S. Army is re-emphasizing the use of nonlethal weapons and the other countries are taking notice.The Czech Republic army took part in training on the MORE

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons names new director December 12, 2013 — MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. – Marine Col. Michael A. Coolican assumed duties as the director of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate on Wednesday aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.Coolican MORE

Georgia Army Guardsmen train with local law enforcement December 9, 2013 — KENNESAW Ga. – The Georgia Army National Guard’s 190th Military Police Company, located in Kennesaw, Ga,. conducted joint riot control and mobile field force training with Kennesaw State University MORE

3/7’s India Company readies for Helmand operations December 4, 2013 — CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand Province, Afghanistan – Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, trained for counter insurgency missions using lethal and less-than-lethal force, Nov. MORE

Squad defends combat outpost against rioters November 15, 2013 — COMBAT OUTPOST WHITEHORSE, Afghanistan – The infantry Soldiers of 1st Squad served in multiple locations during their tour of duty, performing security missions to protect Security Force Advisory MORE

Steppe Eagle 2013 helps prepare allies for peacekeeping missions November 3, 2013 — ILISKIY TRAINING CENTER, Kazakhstan – The young Kazakhstani soldiers line up to form a human barricade with metal shields firmly planted in the ground between them and the rioters. As they hold their MORE

Shields in hand, Marines stand ready November 1, 2013 — MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – In an unstable and ever-changing world, the Marine Corps continues to prepare for any mission in any clime and place. Marines with 1st Marine Division are MORE

Marines, sailors train with non-lethal capabilities October 29, 2013 — MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania – Today’s ever-changing battlefield requires a unique assemblage of weaponry. Non-lethal weapons are specifically employed in order to incapacitate people or equipment MORE

Camp Arifjan MPs partner with Kuwaiti counterparts October 29, 2013 — CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – A Camp Arifjan military police unit partnered with Kuwaiti soldiers for combined training on law enforcement tasks here Oct. 29, 2013. The training is part of a 10-day exercise MORE

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