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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

May 11, 2015

FAST Marines Participate in Marine Readiness Exercise

Tension runs high as 10 to 15 Marines stand their post at a gate, yelling orders to each other and commands to a simulated crowd. Suddenly, an object is thrown through the air at the Marines, the

May 5, 2015

Flash-Bang Mortars: Nonlethal stun grenades in development could enable troops to counter insurgent attacks without risking civilian casualties

In today’s complex fighting environment, insurgents are known to shoot mortars from inside highly populated civilian areas. U.S. troops are unable to fire back without risking the lives of innocent

April 30, 2015

Evaluating Non-Lethal Weapons for military operations at Army War College

You’d be hard-pressed to find an ‘old school’ lecture approach to elective education here. After oral comprehensive exams formally close out the core courses, students select the elective courses

April 23, 2015

New York Naval Militia will train with new loudspeaker system on Hudson River Friday

New York Naval Militia members will be conducting training with a high-tech loudspeaker system on the Hudson River in the vicinity of Peekskill and Verplanck on Friday, April 24.The system, made by

April 20, 2015

Developing Non-Lethal Weapons: The Human Effects Characterization Process

Armed only with lethal force, and facing vehicles that didn’t stop, U.S. warfighters manning a checkpoint in Iraq were left with a difficult choice—engagement with lethal force against an unknown

March 31, 2015

2/6 Marines complete riot-control training

“Shields!” shouts the platoon leader.The formation shifts as all shields and batons come up to the ready position.“Move!” He shouts again.In the early morning, an overcast sky bore down on the 68

March 26, 2015

2/6 Marines learn riot-control techniques with non-lethal weapons

Infantrymen with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, and artillerymen with Echo Battery, 2/6, trained with non-lethal weapons aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on

March 25, 2015

Expeditionary Operations: Marines teach non-lethal tactics

The sun is beating down on a large, open field of grass and tangled weeds. Short, deafening blasts cut through the sounds of M203 and M32 grenade launchers firing. Marines charge towards enemy forces

March 12, 2015

Marines’ pepper spray training brutal but necessary law enforcement exercise

More than 20 Marines stood in line in an open field, heads tucked into their chests as cold rain pattered down on them.With arms wrapped against their bodies, they stewed in anticipation, telling

Feb. 17, 2015

7th Marines conduct embassy reinforcement training

LOS ALAMITOS RESERVE CENTER AND AIR STATION, Calif. – Marines with Company K, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, conducted embassy reinforcement training on Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos,

Jan. 30, 2015

Keeping a watchful eye

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – “Two steps forward, move!” The command echoed across a mass formation of Soldiers. In unison, they boomed “one, two” as they marched closer to a group of simulated

Jan. 22, 2015

SECNAV Establishes Task Force Innovation

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced the establishment of Task Force Innovation (TFI) within the Department of the Navy Jan. 22.Consisting of subject matter experts from across the

Jan. 8, 2015

Marines with 3/7 train for crisis response

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – “Death to America” was spelled out in large black and red lettering on a poster board, held by an Arabic man. The man was among a group of other Arabic role-players who