Friday, May 4, 2012

Training a shocking experience for some Soldiers

120503-A-0876B-198 by oregonmildep
120503-A-0876B-198, a photo by oregonmildep on Flickr.

Oregon Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jarrod Johnson, of the 142nd Security Forces Squadron (upper center), demonstrates the proper use of non-lethal force with an X26 tazer gun, on a volunteer Soldier from the 2-162 Infantry, at the Oregon National Guard Readiness Center, in Eugene, Ore., May 3.

The Infantry Soldiers are practicing with various non-lethal systems as part of the Vigilant Guard Exercise.

The exercise is designed to test the interoperability of local and state first responders and the National Guard, and has been coordinated with U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Planners hope the event will enhance multi-agency cooperation and response in disaster situations.

(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Armondo Borboa, 2-162 IN BN Public Affairs).

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