In the News

August, 2012

Aug. 24, 2012

The DoD Non-Lethal Weapons Program launches new non-lethal weapons online course

QUANTICO, Va. – The DoD Non-Lethal Weapons Program has launched a new, non-lethal weapons online course for U.S. operating forces, Aug. 24. Located on the U.S. Navy's eLearning site, the course

Aug. 22, 2012

Bolstering Security Through the Fleet Assistance Program

YUMA, Ariz. – Lance Cpl. Daniel Forslin, a Marine Attack Squadron 214 powerline mechanic didn’t think his face would feel like it had been set on fire when he first enlisted in the Marine Corps."I

Aug. 17, 2012

Defense Department, ‘America’s Battalion’ Marines conduct non-lethal weapons training

MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS, Hawaii – Though Lance Cpl. Tory Martin couldn’t understand the shouts of the role-player, he could tell the man was agitated.Crouched behind a tree stump, the

Aug. 17, 2012

Putting the Guard in Capital Guardians: The 276th MP Co. trains at Ft. Leavenworth

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – Not many people would volunteer to be pepper sprayed. Yet soldier after soldier stepped up to be sprayed with Oleoresin Capsicum, a chemical compound that irritates the eyes

Aug. 15, 2012

U.S. Marines, Soldiers Share Tactics With Botswanan Troops

THEBEPHATSHWA AIR BASE, Botswana – Marine Cpl. Kyle Swanson watched as soldiers from the Botswanan Defense Force engaged targets with rubber balls and “flash bangs,” high-powered grenades that emit an

Aug. 3, 2012

Training teamwork

CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – His view of the field ahead is cloudy, diffused by the plastic shield. His head pounds. He is unable to distinguish between the shouting from the crowd before him and the men