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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

June 16, 2006

Troops learn nonlethal crowd-control techniques

BÖBLINGEN, Germany – Sometimes it pays to feel someone else’s pain.“It teaches you what the stuff does, so you don’t put people through something they don’t deserve,” said Pfc. Steven Shepherd after

June 2, 2006

3/11 India trains for non-lethal riot control

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – “Forward, MARCH!”From hundreds of yards down the street, the mob could hear the Marines coming. Outfitted in full riot gear complete with non-lethal weapons as they marched