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Pacific Partnership 2017 Draws To a Close May 31, 2017 — Pacific Partnership 2017 was the first Pacific Partnership mission to visit Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Navy hosted a large scale humanitarian aid and disaster response field training exercise (FTX) MORE

AF showcases game-changing technologies at DOD Lab Day May 19, 2017 — Scientists and engineers from the Air Force Research Laboratory presented 16 technology research projects in various stages of maturity during the second biennial Department of Defense Lab Day May 18, MORE

Phoenix Express 2017 kicks off with Opening Ceremony May 17, 2017 — Phoenix Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (CNE-CNA/C6F), is designed to improve regional cooperation, increase maritime domain MORE

Non-lethal training: Defense of the American embassies May 12, 2017 — Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit give commands to a simulated mob during Composite Training Unit Exercise aboard USS Pearl Harbor MORE

Black Sea Rotation Force Marines Train with Romanian Law Enforcement May 11, 2017 — Romanian law enforcement officials get hands-on training with riot shields, batons, and tasers during a law enforcement training held by U.S. Marines at U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania, May 11, 2017. MORE

Tears Under the Sun: SPMAGTF-CR-CC Marines Conduct non-lethal weapons training May 8, 2017 — U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Brandon Gilbow, non-lethal weapons instructor and detainee operations chief with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, observes Marines receiving proper shielding techniques during a one-week non-lethal weapons class while forward deployed in the Middle East, May 8, 2017. The training ensures SPMAGTF Marines are prepared to respond to a variety of scenarios that may occur across the USCENTCOM area of operations. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a well-trained crisis response unit that has the ability to project combat power over vast distances using organic aviation, logistical, and ground combat assets. MORE

Lawmakers Say It’s Time For Navy To Field New Unmanned Systems, Energy Weapons May 3, 2017 — Lawmakers are happy with the Navy’s progress developing unmanned systems and directed energy weapons but would like to see more effort operationalizing and fielding these technologies, the chairman MORE