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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.

Nov. 17, 2016

Wyo. Guard soldiers train as peace officers

The NGRF is trained to deploy quickly and has six validated missions: site security; presence patrol (show of force); establishment of road blocks and check points; control of civil disturbance; weapons of mass destruction civil support team force protection and security (being able to operate in a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive environment); and assisting in protection of selected sites in support of a lead agency.

Nov. 7, 2016

Louisiana National Guard play essential role in USAEUR training

The Kosovo Forces 22 mission rehearsal exercise is designed to prepare the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, along with their attached Regular Army and multinational units, for peace support, stability, and contingency operations in Kosovo in support of civil authorities to maintain a safe and secure environment.

Oct. 1, 2016

Kansas National Guard conducts civil disturbance training

The brawl was the capstone to a weekend of civil disturbance training that brought together the 184th Security Forces Squadron, the 190th Security Forces Squadron and the 35th Military Police Company.

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

Sept. 22, 2015

USTRANSCOM hosts fourth non-lethal weapons FAMFIRE event

Air Force Capt. Desmond Foong stood in a grassy field, handing over the contents of his pockets, and his watch to two men who then grabbed his wrists. Seconds later, writhing in agony, he fell to the

July 14, 2015

100 Airmen train as National Guard Reaction Force

The front line moves seamlessly to the sound of batons striking shields in battle rhythm, shouting “Get back,” as uniformed National Guardsmen cross a field, peppered with aggressors tirelessly trying

July 12, 2015

Security forces train for confrontation management

Members of the 179th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron, Mansfield, Ohio, participated in their first Confrontation Management exercise July 11, 2015. Security Forces airmen learned the basics of

July 2, 2015

National Guard integrates with local agencies in Michigan nuclear response exercise

Michigan Army National Guard infantrymen and engineers from across the state tested their emergency response capabilities during a simulated nuclear detonation exercise called Northern Exposure, June

June 29, 2015

Hawaii's Quick Reaction Force conducts quarterly training

Members of the Hawaii Army National Guard Quick Reaction Force team conducted quarterly training here June 26, 2015.The QRF is an element of the Hawaii Army National Guard that must deploy within a

June 10, 2015

Training with High-Tech Hailer System on the Hudson

New York Naval Militia members teamed up with members of the New York Air National Guard, New York State Police and New York Police Department to train on the latest loud speakers here on April 23 and

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 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

Sept. 18, 2014

U.S. Transportation Command hosts third Non-Lethal Weapon FAMFIRE event

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – A split-second after Barry Schulhofer aimed the stubby, weapon and called out “Taser, taser, taser,” Army Sgt. Brant Hall realized that volunteering to be shot with the

June 8, 2014

856th Military Police Quick Response Force prepares for emergencies

PHOENIX – Training for the National Guard Readiness Force, more than 120 military police from the Arizona Army National Guard were at Camp Navajo near Flagstaff recently to prepare for duty in the

April 25, 2014

Illinois National Guard military police company receives reaction force training

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Soldiers from the 233rd Military Police (MP) Company in Springfield, Ill., received National Guard Reaction Force (NGRF) training at Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Ill., April 24.

April 11, 2014

Nebraska National Guard Airmen, Soldiers combat riot control exercise, frigid temperatures

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska National Guard Soldiers from the 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and 92nd Troop Command, and 15 Airmen from the 155th Air Refueling Wing battled frigid temperatures and

April 10, 2014

Puerto Rico and State Partnership Program Partner Dominican Republic Discuss Border Security

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – In an effort to continue strengthen an already strong relationship, Citizen-Soldiers from the Puerto Rico National Guard and 30 army officers and customs and border