In the News

Oct. 14, 2015

U.S., French crisis response forces quell riot

A large group of angry protesters throwing rubber bricks, tear gas and Molotov cocktails were disbursed by U.S. Marines, alongside French Gendarmerie, Oct. 9, as part of a training program

Oct. 6, 2015

Perseverance through pain

Marines and sailors with 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion and 1st Battalion, 8th Marine regiment felt the pain of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray blinding them while fighting through obstacles during the

Oct. 2, 2015

SOCCENT hosts Egyptian Armed Forces for scenario-based information exchange

Soldiers from Special Operations Command Central in partnership with the Office of Military Cooperation – Cairo and the Egyptian Armed Forces concluded a two-week scenario-based information exchange

Sept. 30, 2015

1st Law Enforcement Battalion Marines keep the peace with 1/5, 2/11

Marines with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, participated in a non-lethal weapons training course aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sept.

Sept. 22, 2015

USTRANSCOM hosts fourth non-lethal weapons FAMFIRE event

Air Force Capt. Desmond Foong stood in a grassy field, handing over the contents of his pockets, and his watch to two men who then grabbed his wrists. Seconds later, writhing in agony, he fell to the

Sept. 2, 2015

Altus Airman provides Taser training to community police officers

An Airman from the 97th Security Forces Squadron recently trained 23 police officers from the Altus Police Department on the proper use of Tasers. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Leach, a certified

Sept. 1, 2015

Service Members get OC’ed to become Non-Lethal weapons instructors

Service members battled through burning pain while fighting and disarming simulated suspects during the OC Spray Performance Evaluation Course here, Aug. 27. After taking searing OC to the eyes, each

Aug. 31, 2015

Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team participates in Advanced Urban Combat Training

There is complete silence in the air in the seconds leading up to the loud pop emitted by a flash bang grenade dropped down a flight of stairs by a Marine. Suddenly, what looks like a chaotic scene to

Aug. 26, 2015

DoD 101: Drugs, Thugs and the Coast Guard

On the second day of their immersion into the workings of the U.S. Armed Forces, 23 members of the Secretary of Defense Senior Leader Engagement Program visit U.S. Coast Guard Base Miami Beach. There

Aug. 20, 2015

Japanese security guards complete non-lethal weapons and oleoresin capsicum spray training

The first line of defense for personnel threats aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler is the Japanese security guards who stand watch at the gates. The job this security team performs

Aug. 18, 2015

U.S. Army unit first to use non-lethal system at Fort Riley

Soldiers assigned to Company A, 1st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, participated in training with the M7 Spider Networked Munition System July 31 at

Aug. 18, 2015

The Utility of Non-Lethal Force

The pre-industrial-age view of military force is captured succinctly in a recent quote by defense scholar Dr. Richard Betts. According to Betts, military force is, “killing people and destroying

Aug. 5, 2015

Army science, technology team advances language translation in Africa

A U.S. Army team is testing and helping to develop a language translator to enable Soldiers communicate with their African counterparts.Improving the ability of American service members to communicate

July 31, 2015

Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident complete multinational training in Ukraine

Approximately 1,800 soldiers from 18 different, NATO and partner, countries concluded the 12-day long multinational exercises Saber Guardian/Rapid Trident July 31, 2015, with a ceremony honoring the

July 29, 2015

2/10 conducts infantry immersion trainer

Approximately 120 Marines with 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participated in the infantry immersion trainer aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, July 21 – 24, 2015.The

July 17, 2015

Law enforcement personnel participate in Taser training

Military police and civilian law enforcement officers with the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Provost Marshals Office (PMO) conducted annual Taser training aboard MCAS Miramar, California, July

July 14, 2015

100 Airmen train as National Guard Reaction Force

The front line moves seamlessly to the sound of batons striking shields in battle rhythm, shouting “Get back,” as uniformed National Guardsmen cross a field, peppered with aggressors tirelessly trying

July 12, 2015

Security forces train for confrontation management

Members of the 179th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron, Mansfield, Ohio, participated in their first Confrontation Management exercise July 11, 2015. Security Forces airmen learned the basics of

July 6, 2015

Virtual training systems prove invaluable to joint non‐lethal weapons exercise

A loud blast signals a simulated improvised explosive device detonating near service members and federal agents conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in a foreign country. The subject

July 2, 2015

National Guard integrates with local agencies in Michigan nuclear response exercise

Michigan Army National Guard infantrymen and engineers from across the state tested their emergency response capabilities during a simulated nuclear detonation exercise called Northern Exposure, June