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April 16, 2018

TF 51/5 to rehearse capabilities during bilateral engagement in Levant region

Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5) commenced participation in the eighth consecutive iteration of exercise Eager Lion with the Jordan Armed Forces April

April 11, 2018

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate participates in Directed Energy to Washington DC Expo

Members of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate attended DE2DC from March 19 to 22, 2018. They provided static displays, panel members and demonstration videos featuring the Laser-Induced Plasma

April 11, 2018

Coast Guard R&D Testing Hailing Acoustic Laser Light Tactical System

Coast Guard Law Enforcement personnel need an unambiguous tool to better attract boaters’ attention and communicate with them. The Coast Guard Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Program is

April 10, 2018

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Spotlight: Laser light communication system CG-HALLTS

Coast Guard Law Enforcement personnel need an unambiguous tool to better attract boaters’ attention and communicate with them. The Coast Guard Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Program is

April 8, 2018

Building confidence, resilience: Fort Carson Soldiers master combatives [Images]

“I’m sure everyone at some point has been somewhere where they just got that weird feeling in their stomach like something is about to happen whether it’s an odd person standing behind you or just a

April 5, 2018

Behind the Shield: BSRF 18.1 non-lethal weapons training [Images]

Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 18.1 prepare to confront hostile role-players during the riot control portion of non-lethal weapons training at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania April 5th,

March 29, 2018

Non-Lethal Weapons familiarization fire

U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, participate in a non-lethal weapons familiarization fire and demonstration at the Ulupau Range Training Facility, Marine Corps Base

March 9, 2018

Operation Dynamic Manor prepares Task Force Thunderbolt for Kosovo Mission

Ethnic tensions are at a boiling point on the cold and narrow streets of a European town. Angry rioters hurl stones at American and Armenian Soldiers arrayed in riot gear. The Soldiers, from Task

Feb. 23, 2018

NSA Bethesda Trains ASF Academy

Information System Technician Seaman Phelan Payne is sprayed in the face with OC spray (oleoresin capsaicin) while completing the OC course Feb. 23 at Naval Support Activity Bethesda. After being

Feb. 22, 2018

AFSOC Boss “Cautiously Optimistic” Laser Program Will Move Forward

Air Force Special Operations Command boss Lt. Gen. Brad Webb said he is “cautiously optimistic” the service will get the funding it needs to finally move forward with plans to put lasers on

Feb. 22, 2018

FASTCENT stands ready to execute its mission

U.S. Marines assigned to Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, Central Command (FASTCENT) stand ready to conduct rapid response expeditionary security operations in support of U.S. 5th Fleet and

Feb. 9, 2018

Fighting Blind [Video]

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose MAGTF - Crisis Response - Central Command conducted a non-lethal weapons course that culminated with exposure to pepper spray while subduing opponents with the

Feb. 5, 2018

133rd engineers ready to help law enforcement

Wyoming National Guardsmen are on call to support civil authorities in a myriad of ways, including firefighting, flood mitigation and even riot control.The state always has a unit trained and ready to

Feb. 5, 2018

Air Force assembles team to explore electronic warfare, electromagnetic spectrum superiority

The Air Force recently assembled a cross-functional group, known as an enterprise capability collaboration team, to explore how the service will continue to lead, operate and integrate electronic

Jan. 24, 2018

These new non-lethal options can help troops fighting in cities

While most Army and Marine Corps initiatives have focused on increasing lethality from the sidearm all the way up to the tank, some missions still need a non-lethal touch.For those types of jobs,

Jan. 24, 2018

Non-lethal weapons on display at MacDill AFB range

Joint service military personnel from U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) had the opportunity to fire non-lethal weapons (NLW) at the MacDill Air force Base (AFB) firing range during a familiarization

Dec. 20, 2017

16th Special Troops ‘Vanguard’ Battalion develops leaders through innovative curriculum, staff ride

The 16th Special Troops Battalion recently conducted a staff ride to Oswiecim, Poland for all leaders at the platoon level and above.Oswiecim is probably known better by its German name during World

Dec. 20, 2017

15th MEU Marines have shocking experience

Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit just completed their final portion of the Law Enforcement’s Non-Lethal Weapons Course, which is a three day course in proper non-lethal weaponry

Dec. 8, 2017

Standing in the shoes of a defender: MILO training provides a realistic perspective

In the distance shots are fired as a teacher and her students are huddled by a lunch table shaking with fear. People are injured and scared because a local school is under attack by several active

Dec. 7, 2017

Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jeffrey Rychener, a non-lethal weapons instructor, Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD), demonstrates the use of non-lethal weapons at Range 14 Charlie at Marine Corps