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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

June 29, 2015

Hawaii's Quick Reaction Force conducts quarterly training

Members of the Hawaii Army National Guard Quick Reaction Force team conducted quarterly training here June 26, 2015.The QRF is an element of the Hawaii Army National Guard that must deploy within a

June 26, 2015

No Limits: U.S. Marines, Gabonese train at Cooperative Security Location

U.S. Marines hosted more than 40 Gabonese military members aboard their Cooperative Security Location in Libreville, Gabon, to learn about generator maintenance and non-lethal weapons tactics and

June 24, 2015

Marines, French Gendarmerie quiet the riots

Crisis-response Marines held their position alongside men and women from the Escadron de Gendarmerie Mobile, a unit with France’s national police force known as the Gendarmerie, while more than 50

June 16, 2015

2nd Law Enforcement Battalion conducts crowd control training during exercise Tradewinds 2015

Members of 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conducted crowd control training event for partner nations participating in phase II of exercise Tradewinds 2015 at Price Barracks June

June 10, 2015

Training with High-Tech Hailer System on the Hudson

New York Naval Militia members teamed up with members of the New York Air National Guard, New York State Police and New York Police Department to train on the latest loud speakers here on April 23 and

May 21, 2015

Non-lethal elective course enrollment rising; Courses’ Range Day remains highlight

The Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program uses a variety of educational programs to promote increased understanding of non-lethal weapons and technologies. These efforts and others are

May 11, 2015

Army uses Hollywood technique to test Soldier-equipment interactions

The Army is using a Vicon-infrared, marker-tracking system to capture performance data of Soldiers using experimental weapons or equipment, John Riedener said.It is the same technique Hollywood uses