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Jan. 24, 2017

Ready to defend

Security Forces defenders put their use of force knowledge and less-lethal weapons training to the test in the “shoot house,” a portion of a warehouse set up for tactical training, where they were given various scenarios and had to decide what level of force, if any, to apply.

Jan. 16, 2017

Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor Course

Students with the Non-Lethal weapons Instructor Course form a shield formation on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Japanese security guards complete a week long Non-Lethal

Jan. 7, 2017

Marines complete non-lethal weapons course

U.S. Marines assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa learned how to employ non-lethal weapon systems at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy.

Dec. 15, 2016

Non-Lethal Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict: Minimizing Civilian Casualties on the Battlefield

There have been tens of thousands of civilian casualties in the post-September 11th, 2003 invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of these deaths have been a result of enemy action,2 but despite exercising reasonable precautions, and with a command focus on reducing civilian casualties,3 civilian deaths have occurred as a direct result of U.S. combat operations.

Dec. 15, 2016

Advancing through experience – 131st MP Co. deploys to GITMO

Soldiers assigned to the 131st Military Police Company, South Carolina Army National Guard, deployed to Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba.

Dec. 2, 2016

OC, OC, OC! | Marines endure non-lethal weapons training

SPMAGTF-CR-AF Marines conducted non-lethal training at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, Dec. 2, 2016. During the week-long course, Marines endured taser training, mechanical arm control holds, OC exposure and riot control techniques.

Nov. 18, 2016

Shield Line: 3/6 learns riot control

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Battalion Landing Team with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in a non-lethal weapons course at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 18, 2016.

Nov. 17, 2016

Wyo. Guard soldiers train as peace officers

The NGRF is trained to deploy quickly and has six validated missions: site security; presence patrol (show of force); establishment of road blocks and check points; control of civil disturbance; weapons of mass destruction civil support team force protection and security (being able to operate in a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive environment); and assisting in protection of selected sites in support of a lead agency.

Nov. 7, 2016

Louisiana National Guard play essential role in USAEUR training

The Kosovo Forces 22 mission rehearsal exercise is designed to prepare the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, along with their attached Regular Army and multinational units, for peace support, stability, and contingency operations in Kosovo in support of civil authorities to maintain a safe and secure environment.

Nov. 6, 2016

Soldiers put their skills to the test during culminating exercise

There was a riot in one of the villages. The Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division, had spent the past few weeks preparing for just such an event and now their skills would be put to the test.

Oct. 13, 2016

Non-lethal weapons: new technologies to preserve lives

New complex situations with fighters operating among civilians are challenging conventional warfare and require new responsive technologies. NATO sponsored a Non-Lethal Technology Exercise organised

Oct. 12, 2016

Tasing student instructors part of DOD nonlethal weapons course at Fort Leonard Wood

The students gather around in anticipation of what they are going to see, and eventually feel.After a brief countdown, the instructor pulls the trigger. There is a distinct "pop" and, in less time

Oct. 12, 2016

ARDEC engineers develop Solid State Active Denial Technology for non-lethal crowd control

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are developing technology for non-lethal crowd control designed to help protect Soldiers while minimizing collateral damage and preventing any permanent physical

Oct. 1, 2016

Kansas National Guard conducts civil disturbance training

The brawl was the capstone to a weekend of civil disturbance training that brought together the 184th Security Forces Squadron, the 190th Security Forces Squadron and the 35th Military Police Company.

Sept. 23, 2016

Mongolian Armed Forces, U.S. Marines host senior military leader’s seminar during NOLES

After 12 days of instruction and hands-on training, the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2016 came to an end with the closing ceremony during the leadership seminar, Sept. 23, 2016.Service

Sept. 22, 2016

126th, 375th SFS/LRS participate in non-lethal weapons training

The United States Transportation Command and the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate organized a non-lethal weapons training and demonstration Sept. 8 at the Illinois National Guard training center

April 27, 2016

Command and General Staff Officers Course students conduct non-lethal weapons familiarization

Students from the Command and General Staff Officers Course participated in a non-lethal weapons range at the Lansing Correctional Facility Range on April 14. The range experience with administrative

April 4, 2016

CLB-2 completes non-lethal weapons training

Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 participated in the unit’s final exercise for their non-lethal weapons training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 25.The final exercise was a

March 19, 2016

Operation Thunder Road IV: The building blocks for success

Just two weeks into a new rotation and Soldiers of Kosovo Force 21 are already looking to refine and perfect their tactics, techniques and procedures to help provide a safe and secure environment for