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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

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

Nov. 26, 2014

Provost Marshal’s Office begins carrying Tasers

Marine Corps Base Quantico – “Taser! Taser!” That is the warning I heard immediately before I was shocked with 50,000 volts of electricity and momentarily incapacitated. I had volunteered to be Tased

Nov. 22, 2014

Silver Sabre brings nations together

CAMP VRELO, Kosovo – Loud sounds of batons beating against thick plastic shields rang out as Soldiers shouted commands in unison, all while pushing the screaming rioters forward. The Kosovo Police and

Nov. 13, 2014

Research laboratory honors top scientists, engineers

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) – Air Force Research Laboratory honored 12 outstanding scientists and engineers at the 2014 AFRL Fellows and Early Career Awards Banquet recently for their

Nov. 6, 2014

The basics of crowd control

HOHENFELS, Germany – As Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division train during their two-month stay in Germany, they take an opportunity to teach and learn from their NATO

Nov. 6, 2014

Active Denial Technology Demonstration Held at Quantico

QUANTICO, Va. – Leaders from several different services and agencies gathered at Range 4 for a demonstration of the Active Denial Technology (ADT), a nonlethal weapons system developed by the Joint

Nov. 3, 2014

445 SFS Airmen conduct TASER<sup>&reg;</sup> training

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – 445th Security Forces Squadron reservists Tech. Sgt. Joshua McCrabb and Senior Airman Jalen McMahan use a TASER® on Tech. Sgt. Matthew Edds during the Oct. 5,

Nov. 3, 2014

Air War College class demonstrates the use of non-lethal weapons

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Air War College's Non-lethal Weapons and Effects elective class demonstrated the use of non-lethal weapons to its students at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Oct. 16,

Oct. 24, 2014

140th SFS conducts TASER training

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The 140th Security Forces Squadron held TASER training for security forces members at their facility on Buckley, which included a classroom portion, voluntary exposures

Oct. 17, 2014

Passing of Corps; Dunford becomes 36th Commandant

WASHINGTON – Gen. James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, relinquished command of the Marine Corps to Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Oct. 17 at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.The

Sept. 25, 2014

Stethem prepares Sailors for real world threats

PACIFIC OCEAN – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) conducted a navy security force sentry course Sept. 19. The course covers concepts related to appropriate use of

Sept. 18, 2014

U.S. Transportation Command hosts third Non-Lethal Weapon FAMFIRE event

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – A split-second after Barry Schulhofer aimed the stubby, weapon and called out “Taser, taser, taser,” Army Sgt. Brant Hall realized that volunteering to be shot with the

Sept. 15, 2014

1st Law Enforcement Battalion lights up the night

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Marines of 1st Law Enforcement Battalion conducted their first ever live-fire training with the Non-Lethal/Tube-Launched Munition System aboard Marine Corps Base Camp

Sept. 11, 2014

Black Sea Rotational Force-14 Marines fight to complete non-lethal weapons training

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania – Marines and Sailors of Black Sea Rotational Force 14 completed a non-lethal weapons training course Sept. 3-9 on Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania. The course began