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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 19, 2018

Futures command: US Army to build on 3 pillars to ‘fight and win’

“We’ll potentially be in a near-peer fight in the near future ... and it will be a difficult fight,” said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army

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

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

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

Feb. 5, 2018

133rd engineers ready to help law enforcement

Wyoming National Guardsmen are on call to support civil authorities in a myriad of ways, including firefighting, flood mitigation and even riot control.The state always has a unit trained and ready to

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

Nov. 14, 2017

Military Police and Kuwaiti counterparts conduct partnership academy

Soldiers from 340th Military Police Battalion Theater Field Confinement Facility and their Kuwaiti counterparts conducted a five-week training program called Military Police Partnership Academy, Sept.

July 25, 2017

Developing and Fielding Non-Lethal Weapons: The Marine Corps and Army Approach

Changes in modern warfare have included a remarkable shift in the international security mosaic. While threats from traditional state actors still exist, threats from nonstate actors have emerged in

June 26, 2017

Laser Weapons Bring Sharp Advantages to the Battlefield

The Army and Navy are increasingly incorporating laser weapons on a limited number of platforms and training exercises, according to Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia.

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.

April 18, 2017

Soldiers use laser system to destroy drone during exercise

An experimental system on a Stryker destroyed a drone without firing a bullet or making a sound, the Army reports.

March 2, 2017

Picatinny engineers granted patent for Indirect Fire Munition Non-Lethal Cargo Carrier Mortar

Picatinny Arsenal engineers Michael Markowitch, Francesco Rizzi, Bryan Drake, Jason Surmanek, Samuel Perez, Raymond Trohanowsky, Wooje Na, and Piotr Czerechowski were granted US Patent No 9528802 B1 for Indirect Fire Munition (IDFM) Non-Lethal Cargo Carrier Mortar on Dec. 27, 2016.

Dec. 15, 2016

Advancing through experience – 131st MP Co. deploys to GITMO

Soldiers assigned to the 131st Military Police Company, South Carolina Army National Guard, deployed to Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba.

Dec. 15, 2016

Non-Lethal Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict: Minimizing Civilian Casualties on the Battlefield

There have been tens of thousands of civilian casualties in the post-September 11th, 2003 invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of these deaths have been a result of enemy action,2 but despite exercising reasonable precautions, and with a command focus on reducing civilian casualties,3 civilian deaths have occurred as a direct result of U.S. combat operations.

Oct. 12, 2016

ARDEC engineers develop Solid State Active Denial Technology for non-lethal crowd control

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are developing technology for non-lethal crowd control designed to help protect Soldiers while minimizing collateral damage and preventing any permanent physical

Oct. 12, 2016

Tasing student instructors part of DOD nonlethal weapons course at Fort Leonard Wood

The students gather around in anticipation of what they are going to see, and eventually feel.After a brief countdown, the instructor pulls the trigger. There is a distinct "pop" and, in less time