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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

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. 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. 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

Dec. 29, 2014

Shoulder to Shoulder: Marines amplify nonlethal capabilities

CAMP HANSEN, Japan – A formation of Marines, nine wide, marches down the noisy streets of the Central Training Area equipped with riot shields, batons and protective gear. The objective is to reach

Dec. 23, 2014

Taser, OC training essential for Security Forces Squadron

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – "This will be the longest five seconds of your life."Nervous and sweating, a young Airman steps up for his turn. His eyes are glued shut, hands clenched with fear, when he

Dec. 22, 2014

Three non-lethal weapon systems are demonstrated aboard Camp Pendleton during Exercise Valiant Mark

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Three Marines stood side by side in anticipation of what was about to hit only one of them. Before he could even decide, the middle man, 1st Lt. David Deal, rushed to the side

Dec. 10, 2014

U.S. Marines, French Gendarmes conduct crowd and riot control training

MORÓN AIR BASE, Spain – Molotov cocktails explode and tear gas fill the streets as U.S. Marines from SPMAGTF Crisis Response – Africa and French gendarmes with Mobile Gendarmerie Armored Group try to

Dec. 9, 2014

Taser! Taser! Taser!

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Those three words no one wants to hear; taser, taser, taser. Once those clicks start, your life will be electrifying and not in a pleasant way.The 21st Security Forces

Dec. 4, 2014

Platinum Wolf 15 in Serbia Demonstrates Collective Security

SOUTH BASE, Serbia – With the unpredictability of the global security environment, Partnership for Peace countries continue to build extensive relationships with U.S. and NATO forces; through

Dec. 15, 2009

Light and Sound Experiments Show Non-Lethal Applications

DAHLGREN, Va. – The Department of Defense’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) recently sponsored combined non-lethal light and sound human effects and military utility experiments. The Directed