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Aug. 14, 2008

374th Security Forces members train with tasers

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Members of the 374th Security Forces Squadron here participated in taser training August 14. Several members of the unit learned how to operate the M26 and X26C tasers, and

Aug. 4, 2008

Army fields first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set

FORT STEWART, Ga. – Army brigades now have a new set of nonlethal products in their arsenal. The Army recently fielded the first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set to members of the 1st Heavy Brigade

July 15, 2008

III MEF Unit Shares Non-Lethal Tactics with Bangladeshi Service Members, Law Enforcement Personnel

PEELKHANA, DHAKA, Bangladesh – Okinawa-based Marines and Sailors shared non-lethal tactics with more than 100 Bangladeshi service members and local law-enforcement personnel July 12 – 21 during a

June 24, 2008

Reserve MPs share experience, training with Moroccans during African Lion 08

TIFNIT, Morocco – More than 55 Marines and sailors from Military Police Company, Headquarters Battalion, 4th Marine Division participated in peace keeping operations training with members of the 7th

May 23, 2008

Marines receive laser safety training

AT-TAQADDUM, Iraq – More than 30 service members received a three-hour crash course on laser weapon systems May 16, designed to give them enough information to instruct others in their units on basic

April 29, 2008

Guard Enlisted Leaders Get Lesson in Nonlethal Weapons

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – It was 20 times more painful, more debilitating, than any electrical shock she had ever experienced. Yet, a few minutes later, Arkansas National Guard state Command Sgt. Maj.

April 11, 2008

Don't tase me, Airman!

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – The 17th Security Forces Squadron has added one more weapon to their arsenal, but this one is non-lethal: the electronic control device commonly known as a Taser.

March 24, 2008

Paintball guns with a purpose

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. – While most people think of paintball guns as fun and games, to the Army they represent another way to assist peacekeeping operations. Last month, Picatinny Arsenal fulfilled

Jan. 29, 2008

Marines learn new ways to be ‘non-lethal’

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Riots and civil disturbances don’t just happen out of thin air. The anatomy of a riot is much like that of a Molotov cocktail. Both are created by instigators who add fuel and

Jan. 21, 2008

Virginian troops train Kuwaiti National Guardsmen

KUWAIT CITY – Training is not anything new to Soldiers. It’s something they do almost everyday, but when you are training a whole other army, that’s totally different than your average grenade

Oct. 13, 2007

U.S., Mongolian forces conclude training with riot demonstration

FIVE HILLS TRAINING FACILITY, Mongolia – After a week of intensive training, U.S. and Mongolian service members conducted a non-lethal weapons demonstration for officers from more than 20 Asian

Sept. 28, 2007

Free non-lethal weapons course for U.S. military members

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A new course has been developed for all U.S. servicemembers looking to expand their knowledge on non- lethal weapons handling.Penn State's Applied Research Lab and the Center for

July 17, 2007

Multinational ground forces focus on coalition operations

SHIROKYI LAN TRAINING RANGE, Ukraine – More than 300 U.S. Marines, soldiers and sailors arrived here July 6 to participate in the multinational maritime exercise Sea Breeze 07.The exercise is in its

May 12, 2007

U.S., Thai Marines learn how bean-bags, paintballs can save lives

BAN CHAN KREM TRAINING AREA, Thailand – Give a child a bean bag, and he’ll probably sit on it or kick it around. Give a U.S. Marine a bean bag, and he’ll put it in a shotgun and shoot something. At

March 14, 2007

Marine riot police get a taste of their own medicine

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Not even the tear-filled eyes, burning faces and gagging seemed to slow down the hard charging Marines from Battery B, 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, as

Jan. 26, 2007

DoD Shows Off Non-lethal Energy Weapon

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department this week unveiled its first non-lethal, counterpersonnel, directed-energy weapon. The Active Denial System works by emitting a directed beam of millimeter wave

Nov. 28, 2006

Paintball in Baghdad: Why some soldiers are armed with nonlethal ammo

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. – Think of it as a super-charged paintball gun. That’s what some soldiers in Iraq are toting these days to deal with troublemakers on the streets of Baghdad. But there’s

Aug. 12, 2006

Non-lethal packs a punch

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Somewhere between peace negotiations and firefights are activities that consume time and efforts of military personnel. However, Special Operations Training

Aug. 3, 2006

Troops from ex-Warsaw Pact nations visit U.S. barracks at Kaiserslautern

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – At the height of the Cold War, a Russian soldier firing weapons on a U.S. Army base in Germany would have meant World War III was well under way.What a difference about 20

June 21, 2006

Summit, CAPEX highlight EUCOM’s non-lethal alternatives

BOEBLINGEN, Germany – The U.S. European Command showcased its non-lethal weapons program during a summit and capabilities exercise held at area bases here, June 21.This year’s Summit and Capability