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Aug. 9, 2018

MacDill’s augmentees: essential for defense

In an emergency or contingency situation that requires a surge in manpower, MacDill turns to augmentees for additional support. “The 6th Air Mobility Wing augmentee duty (AD) program is designed to identify, place, and train a pool of individuals to temporarily augment 6th AMW squadrons and agencies that will be short of required manpower during exercises, contingencies, wartime, or emergency situations,” said Lt. Col. Brandon Leifer, the 6th Air Mobility Wing AD program manager.

July 20, 2018

Georgia Guardsman converge on Ft Stewart for Annual Training

More than 1,100 Georgia Guardsmen from across the state converged on Fort Stewart, Ga. for two weeks, to conduct annual training to increase the state's readiness in Soldier tasks. Guardsmen from the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (Columbus, Ga.), the 878th Engineer Battalion (Augusta, Ga.) and 170th Military Police Battalion (Decatur, Ga.) conducted live-fire small arms and crew-served weapons qualification, demolition procedures, unmanned aerial vehicle certification, less-than-lethal tactics and techniques and convoy live-fire operations.

July 16, 2018

PATRIOT North Offers Security Forces Airmen State-of-the-Art Training

U.S. Air National Guard Security Forces members from various units took part in training on the PRISim (Professional Range Instruction Simulator) during Patriot North 18 at Volk Field on July 15,

June 28, 2018

Mongolian Armed Forces host Khaan Quest 2018 peacekeeping field-training exercise

The Mongolian Armed Forces hosted a United Nations peacekeeping field-training exercise June 14 to 28 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, as part of Khaan Quest 2018.  The purpose of Khaan Quest is

June 21, 2018

661st MP’s MACH, Taser and OC Spray Training

The objective of this training was to teach how to take down and control a subject by taking physical control of a subject’s body along with invasive non-lethal tools such as a baton, taser or

June 19, 2018

National Guard provides unimagined opportunities during Platinum Wolf 18

Military service is a tradition in her family, so it was no surprise when Ohio Army National Guard Spc. Cheyanna Porter enlisted in the spring of 2015 and completed basic training during the summer

June 17, 2018

Alaska Army Guardsmen train in Mongolia to save lives

The typical adult human body contains five liters of blood. Responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients to the cells and removing waste on its return trip through miles of arteries, veins and

June 13, 2018

3’s company 7’s a crowd

Facing movements, formations, ‘rock inoculation drills,’ and perilous ‘bum rushes’ from fellow Marines role playing as unruly crowd members are all included in the drills. Marines with India Company,

June 11, 2018

Ohio National Guard builds partnerships at Platinum Wolf 2018

Nearly 45 members of the Ohio National Guard’s 838th Military Police Company arrived in the Republic of Serbia June 10 to participate in exercise Platinum Wolf.  The two-week, multinational

May 24, 2018

Pax River's newest Auxiliary Security Force graduates

NAS Patuxent River Security Department held a graduation ceremony for the newest members of Pax River’s Auxiliary Security Force (ASF) May 18. The Sailors of ASF come from divisions and tenant

May 24, 2018

Fightertown Marines complete SAF training

Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron conducted Security Augmentation Force training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island May 21 – 23.  The SAF is a detail of Marines selected

May 7, 2018

Stop Resisting! BLT 2/6 participates in non-lethal techniques course [Images]

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (BLT 2/6), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), practice non-lethal control techniques during a non-lethal training course

May 7, 2018

Stop Resisting! BLT 2/6 participates in non-lethal techniques course [Images]

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (BLT 2/6), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), practice non-lethal control techniques during a non-lethal training course

April 16, 2018

TF 51/5 to rehearse capabilities during bilateral engagement in Levant region

Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5) commenced participation in the eighth consecutive iteration of exercise Eager Lion with the Jordan Armed Forces April

April 8, 2018

Building confidence, resilience: Fort Carson Soldiers master combatives [Images]

“I’m sure everyone at some point has been somewhere where they just got that weird feeling in their stomach like something is about to happen whether it’s an odd person standing behind you or just a

April 5, 2018

Behind the Shield: BSRF 18.1 non-lethal weapons training [Images]

Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force 18.1 prepare to confront hostile role-players during the riot control portion of non-lethal weapons training at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania April 5th,

March 9, 2018

Operation Dynamic Manor prepares Task Force Thunderbolt for Kosovo Mission

Ethnic tensions are at a boiling point on the cold and narrow streets of a European town. Angry rioters hurl stones at American and Armenian Soldiers arrayed in riot gear. The Soldiers, from Task

Dec. 20, 2017

16th Special Troops ‘Vanguard’ Battalion develops leaders through innovative curriculum, staff ride

The 16th Special Troops Battalion recently conducted a staff ride to Oswiecim, Poland for all leaders at the platoon level and above.Oswiecim is probably known better by its German name during World

Dec. 8, 2017

Standing in the shoes of a defender: MILO training provides a realistic perspective

In the distance shots are fired as a teacher and her students are huddled by a lunch table shaking with fear. People are injured and scared because a local school is under attack by several active

Dec. 7, 2017

Defenders refresh skills while deployed

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron participated in an ASP Baton refresher course on Dec. 1, 2017, highlighting the usage of non-lethal weapons available to their personnel.  “Having