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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

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

Chris Csanadi Deckard Wins Award for Non-Lethal Work

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – A senior scientist and program manager who supports the Department of Defense's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program recently won an award for her work, which includes non-lethal

Dec. 15, 2009

Improved Flash-Bang Grenade Team Wins Air Force Science Award

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – As part of the Department of Defense effort to outfit warfighters with non-lethal escalation-of-force capabilities, a U.S. Air Force team has been studying the human effects

Dec. 15, 2009

Researchers Test Non-Lethal Laser Windshield Obscuration Technology

DAHLGREN, Va. – The Department of Defense’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) is working to meet warfighter needs by developing technologies to fill identified capability gaps. One of the

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

Dec. 11, 2009

Laser Bioeffects Research a Dazzling SBIR Success

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A research team from Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing recently completed the first-ever documentation of a phenomena imparting key

Dec. 10, 2009

Researchers Demonstrate Improved ADS Beam

DAHLGREN, Va. – The Active Denial System (ADS), a developmental directed energy, counter-personnel weapon, has the potential to provide an important new escalation-of-force capability to U.S.

Dec. 1, 2009

Texas Guard deploys non-lethal weapons

McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. – Guardsmen from the 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team felt the effects of thousands of volts throughout their body as they were tased during detainee operations training here.

Nov. 25, 2009

First Marines to test EOF module equipment

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Many Marines may not find it difficult to utilize deadly force in serious conditions, but when the circumstances call for something less permanent, Marines will be prepared to

Nov. 15, 2009

7th Iraqi Army Division leads advances in riot control

CAMP MEJID, Iraq – In an instant, an assembly of hostile pedestrians can flood the streets of a city with one mission — to make their point known through force. Small business owners' livelihoods can