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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

Oct. 5, 2017

British Royal Navy's First Sea Lord Visits NSWC Dahlgren Division

U.S. Navy officials briefed the top British naval officer and his delegation on current and emerging U.S. Navy technological programs during a tour here Oct. 2. U.K. Royal Navy First Sea Lord Adm. Sir

Aug. 11, 2017

Non-Lethal Weapons (NLW) in NATO and National Concepts

A report for COMISAF recommended “a ‘deep dive’ to identify non-lethal capabilities and options”, as initial data showed 80-90% reductions in undesired outcomes (own force casualties or civilian

June 23, 2017

Engagement Skills Trainer Prepares Soldiers for Future Operations

The Engagement Skills Trainer II on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, is a virtual simulation trainer that assists Soldiers with the basic fundamentals of marksmanship, as well as collective and escalation of force training before conducting live ranges or operations. The EST II cuts down the cost and resources a unit would have to spend in order to train at a live range.

Oct. 13, 2016

Non-lethal weapons: new technologies to preserve lives

New complex situations with fighters operating among civilians are challenging conventional warfare and require new responsive technologies. NATO sponsored a Non-Lethal Technology Exercise organised

March 19, 2016

Operation Thunder Road IV: The building blocks for success

Just two weeks into a new rotation and Soldiers of Kosovo Force 21 are already looking to refine and perfect their tactics, techniques and procedures to help provide a safe and secure environment for

March 6, 2016

The partnership takes center stage: Massachusetts Guardsmen train with Canadian Forces

In a crisis, military police may be called upon to exercise their skills as protectors of the people and enforcers of the law. During these crisis situations local and federal law enforcement agencies

Nov. 25, 2015

Operation Silver Sabre shows full force of multinational capabilities

When a peaceful demonstration erupts into a violent protest, local authorities and international peacekeeping forces will work together to quell chaos and protect safety.This was one of the messages

Oct. 17, 2015

Operation Stonewall: KFOR and Kosovo Police face emergency response scenario together

First responders from the Kosovo Police and local emergency services rushed into a chaotic morning in Ferizaj, as what started with a traffic accident quickly escalated into a morning of civil unrest

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

Sept. 14, 2009

United States May Join NATO’s Non-Lethal Weapons Defence Against Terrorism Initiative

QUANTICO, Va. – International Security Assistance Force, the NATO command in Afghanistan, is looking to increase its non-lethal capabilities. In response to a direct ISAF request for non-lethal

Sept. 14, 2009

NATO Begins Non-Lethal Weapons Capabilities-Based Assessment

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – For the past decade, NATO has recognized the importance of non-lethal capabilities and has taken steps to outfit NATO troops with escalation-of-force options. NATO's latest

Aug. 27, 2009

Non-Lethal Weapons Capabilties Highlighted During Exercise

STUTTGART, Germany – Personnel from U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command demonstrated the growing importance and capabilities of non-lethal weapons (NLW) during a two-day conference and

March 24, 2009

Soldiers Deploying for Kosovo Receive Non-Lethal Weapons Training

HOHENFELS, Germany – Non-lethal weapons (NLWs) play an important role in military peacekeeping missions across the world. In Kosovo, a country striving to overcome ethnic hostilities, U.S. military

Feb. 9, 2009

Marine Forces Europe instructors sharpen incoming Kosovo Forces soldier's non-lethal weapons skills

HOHENFELS, Germany – Three instructors from Marine Forces Europe (MFE) lent their non-lethal weapons skills to soldiers from the California National Guard during a five-day training evolution here.The

Dec. 22, 2008

Peacekeeping Training Focuses Less on Combat, More on Control, Compliance

BUTLERVILLE, Ind. – Soldiers who deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan must be trained to engage in combat using the latest in lethal-weapons technology. But for soldiers preparing to deploy on a

Dec. 10, 2008

NATO Honors Non-Lethal Weapons Study

BUCHAREST, Romania – A study on the effectiveness of non-lethal weapons recently received a prestigious NATO award.The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO’s) Research and Technology

July 17, 2007

Multinational ground forces focus on coalition operations

SHIROKYI LAN TRAINING RANGE, Ukraine – More than 300 U.S. Marines, soldiers and sailors arrived here July 6 to participate in the multinational maritime exercise Sea Breeze 07.The exercise is in its