In the News

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

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