In the News

March 6, 2016

The partnership takes center stage: Massachusetts Guardsmen train with Canadian Forces

In a crisis, military police may be called upon to exercise their skills as protectors of the people and enforcers of the law. During these crisis situations local and federal law enforcement agencies

Feb. 20, 2016

1/7: Non Lethal Weapons Training

Platoon-sized riot control requires unit cohesion, proficiency with non-lethal weapon systems and an understanding of the proper procedures used to safely administer non-lethal munitions and

Feb. 18, 2016

Law enforcement marines train to protect embassies quell riots

The Marine Corps’ flexibility is one of its defining marks as a fighting force. No climate is too austere, and no enemy is too staunch for the Marine Corps to endure - and overcome. This is apparent

Feb. 10, 2016

Sticks and stones

Stones, some larger than softballs, pelted the Army and Air Force law enforcement personnel hunkered down behind a man-made wall of riot shields on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. No,

Feb. 3, 2016

Non-lethal weapons capability demonstrated on MacDill Air Force Base

The Department of Defense (DoD) Non-Lethal Weapons Program has developed technology capable of supporting the operational needs of the U.S. Armed Forces without harming non-combatants and limiting

Feb. 1, 2016

Law enforcement Marines keep the peace with combat engineers

Get back, get back, get down! A Marine stood on the muddy football field while the morning’s dew filled the air. An instructor pointed a canister at him with a chemical agent meant to disarm an

Jan. 19, 2016

Spray and pray: CLB-22 conducts non-lethal weapons course

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 22 endured multiple stressors in an intense non-lethal weapons training course, Jan. 11-22, in preparation for an upcoming deployment with the 22nd Marine

Dec. 2, 2015

Nigerien, Malian soldiers aid U.S. Army's language-translation technology

The U.S. Army is testing and upgrading a language-translation program by training with African soldiers, officials said.Recording foreign Soldiers' speech and providing the data to Army researchers is

Nov. 25, 2015

Operation Silver Sabre shows full force of multinational capabilities

When a peaceful demonstration erupts into a violent protest, local authorities and international peacekeeping forces will work together to quell chaos and protect safety.This was one of the messages

Nov. 19, 2015

Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers assess vehicle denial barrier

Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers took part in assessing the ease of use and effectiveness of the new field expedient non-lethal vehicle arresting barrier concept, Nov. 10.The concept, developed by Engineer

Nov. 12, 2015

Awarding life

Shoot me! He taunted as he exited the bathroom door. The click from the .410 caliber shotgun trigger echoed throughout the room, resonating the ears of the four officers at the scene.The actions

Nov. 4, 2015

U.S. Marines, Sailors learn non-lethal weapons techniques

Imagine being in a kitchen, chopping up a batch of jalapeno and ghost peppers, putting it into a mixture of oil, water, and some emulsifiers, putting that all into a blender and then bottling it and

Oct. 17, 2015

Operation Stonewall: KFOR and Kosovo Police face emergency response scenario together

First responders from the Kosovo Police and local emergency services rushed into a chaotic morning in Ferizaj, as what started with a traffic accident quickly escalated into a morning of civil unrest

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