In the News

Oct. 4, 2018

Small businesses demonstrate military technologies; interact with end users during annual Tech Warrior event

Thirty-nine small businesses participated in Operation Tech Warrior, a 10-day, 24-hour immersion event hosted by the Air Force Research Laboratory. The National Center for Medical Readiness hosted this annual event in Fairborn, Ohio from Sept. 18-28. Under contract with the Small Business Innovative Research Office, the NCMR transformed itself into a fully functional deployment environment. Tech Warrior participants stayed on site in bare base conditions and received intense training in field, mobility and combat skills over a span of nearly two weeks.

Sept. 18, 2018

Getting Beyond Door Kicking: Four Tasks for Urban Warriors

Large numbers of civilians, while not a training task, are a characteristic of urban operations. They will almost always be present and should be a part of every training scenario. Some trainers will argue that the presence of civilians on the battlefield is a condition that should only be added after achieving proficiency in urban warfighting basics. I argue that civilians should be a consideration at the lowest level of urban training and not reserved for scenarios of increased complexity. Despite attempts to empty cities of their residents, as in the battles for Aachen and Fallujah, there are always people that stay. The urban battlefield will be full of civilians and soldiers should confront the challenge they pose to combat operations early in their training. This can be accomplished with little resources. It does not require costly role-playing contractors. We use soldiers to act as the opposing force, and they can just as easily play noncombatants.

Sept. 13, 2018

716th Military Police Battalion: Military police officers train to keep Fort Campbell safe

LETS, a three-week course, incorporates classroom and hands-on training. Classroom instruction includes effective techniques on how to conduct routine and high-risk traffic stops, standard field sobriety tests, access control point operations, RADAR/LIDAR training, non-lethal weapons training, as well as review of the laws and regulations for Fort Campbell.

Sept. 7, 2018

USTRANSCOM hosts non-lethal weapons training

The United Stated Transportation Command hosted their fifth Non-lethal Weapons Familiarization event Aug. 30, 2018, at the Illinois National Guard Training Area in Sparta, Illinois.

Aug. 15, 2018

New Vehicle Stopper Trials Underway at Tinker Air Force Base

When activated, PEVS can slow or arrest a vehicle’s momentum, allowing base defenders to better determine the intent of vehicle drivers before using lethal force by expanding decision time and

Aug. 9, 2018

MacDill’s augmentees: essential for defense

In an emergency or contingency situation that requires a surge in manpower, MacDill turns to augmentees for additional support. “The 6th Air Mobility Wing augmentee duty (AD) program is designed to identify, place, and train a pool of individuals to temporarily augment 6th AMW squadrons and agencies that will be short of required manpower during exercises, contingencies, wartime, or emergency situations,” said Lt. Col. Brandon Leifer, the 6th Air Mobility Wing AD program manager.

July 20, 2018

Georgia Guardsman converge on Ft Stewart for Annual Training

More than 1,100 Georgia Guardsmen from across the state converged on Fort Stewart, Ga. for two weeks, to conduct annual training to increase the state's readiness in Soldier tasks. Guardsmen from the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Columbus, Ga.), the 878th Engineer Battalion (Augusta, Ga.) and 170th Military Police Battalion (Decatur, Ga.) conducted live-fire small arms and crew-served weapons qualification, demolition procedures, unmanned aerial vehicle certification, less-than-lethal tactics and techniques and convoy live-fire operations.

July 19, 2018

Futures command: US Army to build on 3 pillars to ‘fight and win’

“We’ll potentially be in a near-peer fight in the near future ... and it will be a difficult fight,” said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army

July 16, 2018

PATRIOT North Offers Security Forces Airmen State-of-the-Art Training

U.S. Air National Guard Security Forces members from various units took part in training on the PRISim (Professional Range Instruction Simulator) during Patriot North 18 at Volk Field on July 15,

July 9, 2018

Top Navy Combat Control and Directed Energy Leaders Recognized at NAVSEA Ceremony

Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), and James Smerchansky, NAVSEA Executive Director, presented Scientific and Professional Executive Awards to NSWCDD engineers

June 28, 2018

Mongolian Armed Forces host Khaan Quest 2018 peacekeeping field-training exercise

The Mongolian Armed Forces hosted a United Nations peacekeeping field-training exercise June 14 to 28 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, as part of Khaan Quest 2018.  The purpose of Khaan Quest is

June 21, 2018

661st MP’s MACH, Taser and OC Spray Training

The objective of this training was to teach how to take down and control a subject by taking physical control of a subject’s body along with invasive non-lethal tools such as a baton, taser or

June 19, 2018

National Guard provides unimagined opportunities during Platinum Wolf 18

Military service is a tradition in her family, so it was no surprise when Ohio Army National Guard Spc. Cheyanna Porter enlisted in the spring of 2015 and completed basic training during the summer

June 17, 2018

Alaska Army Guardsmen train in Mongolia to save lives

The typical adult human body contains five liters of blood. Responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients to the cells and removing waste on its return trip through miles of arteries, veins and

June 13, 2018

3’s company 7’s a crowd

Facing movements, formations, ‘rock inoculation drills,’ and perilous ‘bum rushes’ from fellow Marines role playing as unruly crowd members are all included in the drills. Marines with India Company,

June 11, 2018

Ohio National Guard builds partnerships at Platinum Wolf 2018

Nearly 45 members of the Ohio National Guard’s 838th Military Police Company arrived in the Republic of Serbia June 10 to participate in exercise Platinum Wolf.  The two-week, multinational

June 4, 2018

GA-EMS to Develop High Energy Density Capacitors for US Navy's HPM Systems

The US Navy has awarded a new contract to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) for the development of advanced, high energy density capacitors. The deal has been awarded by the navy

June 4, 2018

Marines Forward-Deploy Portable Drone-Killing System

Forward-deployed Marines are using a new system to protect U.S. troops from the threat of cheap and lethal unmanned aerial vehicles, the service told USNI News last week. The Marine Corps’

May 24, 2018

Fightertown Marines complete SAF training

Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron conducted Security Augmentation Force training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island May 21 – 23.  The SAF is a detail of Marines selected

May 24, 2018

Pax River's newest Auxiliary Security Force graduates

NAS Patuxent River Security Department held a graduation ceremony for the newest members of Pax River’s Auxiliary Security Force (ASF) May 18. The Sailors of ASF come from divisions and tenant