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June 28, 2022

Washington Guard MPs Train on Law Enforcement Skills

Building off last year’s comprehensive annual training, Washington National Guard members from the 506th Military Police Detachment developed their law enforcement skills during training this month. “We wanted to train in an immersive environment, exercising a variety of patrol skills and building situational awareness through scenarios that provided appropriate challenges in both complexity level and pace,” said Capt. Daniel Lamothe, commander, 506th Military Police Detachment. “We pushed Soldiers to conduct proactive patrols and provided opportunities to identify and respond to situations that require police action or investigation.”

Feb. 14, 2022

Kentucky Soldiers conduct riot control training in Germany

Soldiers assigned to Kentucky Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 149th Infantry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 29th Infantry Division, reacted to improvised incendiary weapons during multinational fire phobia training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center Feb. 11. The training, hosted by members of the Slovenian military, involved reacting to Molotov cocktails and simulated rioting during a mission rehearsal exercise before the 1-149th Infantry Battalion’s deployment to the Balkan region. The Slovenian military familiarized the Kentucky Soldiers with tactics to respond to riots and civil unrest should they encounter such a situation while deployed.

Aug. 19, 2021

110th Security Forces Squadron conducts baton training

Airmen of the 110th Security Forces Squadron conducted Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) baton training on August 7, 2021. The training culminated in the “Red Man” exercise, which consists of using less than lethal tactics to gain compliance of a subject who is demonstrating the intent to cause harm.

Feb. 21, 2021

178th Augmentee program steps up to defend the base

In 2020, our nation faced an era of great uncertainty. A global pandemic plagued nations worldwide. Many countries went into lockdowns while frontline workers worked tirelessly to control the spread of the virus. America was not spared as the virus swept across the states. In the midst of battling a deadly virus, civil unrest unraveled. Protesters speaking out against injustice took to the streets to have their voices heard. In order to provide relief efforts for the pandemic and help maintain order in response to civil unrest, the National Guard was called to assist local and state agencies.

Jan. 8, 2021

DOD details National Guard response to Capitol attack

Once the reality of the assault on the U.S. Capitol became apparent, National Guard troops responded appropriately and with alacrity, Department of Defense officials said in a phone briefing on Jan. 7. "Yesterday was a horrible and shameful day here in the capital, and the nation at large," Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on the call. "The District of Columbia asked the Army for help, and our National Guard responded."

Sept. 13, 2020

114th Security Forces Squadron conducts Domestic Operations and Civil Disturbance training

Members of the 114th Security Forces Squadron conducted Domestic Operations and Civil Disturbance training to maintain mission readiness Sept. 12, 2020 at Joe Foss Field, South Dakota. Personnel were trained on how to use Domestic Operations equipment and Less than Lethal Weaponry.

Aug. 19, 2020

Infantry receive Civil Response Training

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion 149th Infantry, participated in Civil Disturbance Response Training as part of their unit’s annual training at Harold L. Disney Training Center July 25- 28. The 1/149th was overseen by Soldiers from the 223rd, the 617th, and the 1103rd Military Police Companies.

July 11, 2020

133rd Engineer Company completes recertification for reaction force training

The morning began bright and hot as Soldiers from the 133rd Engineer Company formed up and began classroom training outside for their National Guard Reaction Force recertification. The Wyoming Army National Guard partners with the Air National Guard’s 153rd Security Forces Squadron instructors in order to receive recertification.

March 8, 2020

178th Security Forces Squadron leads security execution in domestic operations exercise

When disaster strikes, chaos can easily ensue. Protecting life and property can be a daunting task for local law enforcement when their own communities are decimated by a natural disaster. That is why members of the National Guard train to assist at a moment’s call and support local law enforcement. A commitment to training and readiness brought 30 members of the 178th security forces squadron to train for and lead a security execution during a simulated hurricane for the domestic operations exercise known as Patriot South, February 7 to March 7.

Feb. 3, 2020

NUWC Division Newport engineer serves as brigadier general in RI National Guard

Javier “Alex” Reina, country manager for Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport’s Foreign Military Sales, spends his off-duty hours in service to another branch of the military – the R.I. Army National Guard. In May, Reina, a resident of East Freetown, Massachusetts, was promoted to brigadier general.

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.

June 9, 2009

Taze Me Bro

Sioux City, Iowa – It was definitely not another boring day in the classroom for law enforcement at the 185th Air Refueling Wing as local area law enforcement officers and security police personnel

April 21, 2009

Crowd and Riot: Controlling the Crowd Before It Controls You

CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo – A young man, no more than 21 years old, sits on a packed bus knowing that he is about to participate in a riot. He doesn't know how the day is going to turn out; all he knows

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

Feb. 5, 2009

Army Integrates Non-Lethal Capability Sets into Deploying Units

FORT DIX, N.J. – The Department of Defense's Non-Lethal Weapons Program has reached a significant milestone with the U.S. Army's Non-Lethal Capability Set. The Army is now integrating NLCSs and

Jan. 9, 2009

Soldiers preview weapons; Non-lethal technology offers new capabilities

FORT DIX, N.J. – Soldiers of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team will have available some of the latest non-lethal capabilities to man checkpoints and conduct detainee operations during their

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

April 29, 2008

Guard Enlisted Leaders Get Lesson in Nonlethal Weapons

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – It was 20 times more painful, more debilitating, than any electrical shock she had ever experienced. Yet, a few minutes later, Arkansas National Guard state Command Sgt. Maj.

Jan. 21, 2008

Virginian troops train Kuwaiti National Guardsmen

KUWAIT CITY – Training is not anything new to Soldiers. It’s something they do almost everyday, but when you are training a whole other army, that’s totally different than your average grenade