U.S. Army Domestic Quick Reaction Force Riot Control Training Photos

The following photos are from March and February of this year and were taken at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.  The first four photos from March depict riot control training for a “domestic quick reaction force” that would aid in civil disturbances.  The second set of photos from February depict the 67th Military Police Company that typically mans the area’s Regional Correctional Facility attempting to quell riots among “restless prison inmates” that have created a disturbance.  The photos are similar to a collection from May 2010 that depict several National Guard units from different parts of the U.S. quelling protesters in mock communities holding signs that say “Food Now”. A description of one of the events was posted to Facebook by the U.S. Army’s 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment:

The Soldiers in a closed formation bang their batons in cadence against their shields as an angry mob approaches.

“When I initially picked up my shield, the thought of the movie 300 was the first thing that came to mind,” said Spc. Kyle Wilhelmi.

Teams of Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade conducted civil disturbance training here March 13. The Soldiers, though not quite Spartans, are effectively training to hold their line and successfully control crowds if called upon for a civil disturbance.

Soldiers with shields, batons and rifles pushed through and maintained a dominant stance against a mob of about 40 civilians. The riot escalated as the crowd began throwing snowballs, slurred profanity and made offensive gestures at the Soldiers. The more forceful members of the mob charged the Soldiers but were easily pushed back, as many often fell to the icy surface.

The overall goal of riot control group (RCG) is to control the crowd using less than lethal force.

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, prepare to control a riot during training, March 13, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The unit is conducting civil disturbance training in preparation as a domestic quick reaction force.

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, conduct riot training March 13 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The unit is conducting civil disturbance training in preparation as a domestic quick reaction force.

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, conduct riot training, March 13, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The unit is conducting civil disturbance training in preparation as a domestic quick reaction force.

Soldiers assigned to 3rd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, hold their line in efforts to control a riot during training, March 13, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The unit is conducting civil disturbance training in preparation as a domestic quick reaction force.

Soldiers with the 67th Military Police Company grab hold of a soldier playing the role of a restless prison inmate who has been injured on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 16 while practicing riot control drills during a culmination exercise that concluded a week of training for the soldiers. The company's leadership was grateful for the opportunity to train a small group of its soldiers, as their sole mission, typically, is to man the installation's Regional Correctional Facility.

Soldiers with the 67th Military Police Company grab hold of a soldier playing the role of a restless prison inmate on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 16 while practicing riot control drills during a culmination exercise that concluded a week of training for the soldiers. The company's leadership was grateful for the opportunity to train a small group of its soldiers, as their sole mission, typically, is to man the installation's Regional Correctional Facility.

Spc. Taylor Davis (center right) grabs hold of a soldier playing the role of a restless prison inmate on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 16 as he and fellow soldiers from the 67th Military Police Company practice riot control drills during a culmination exercise that concluded a week of training for the soldiers. The company's leadership was grateful for the opportunity to train a small group of its soldiers, as their sole mission, typically, is to man the installation's Regional Correctional Facility.

Spc. Taylor Davis grabs hold of a soldier playing the role of a restless prison inmate on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 16 as he and fellow Soldiers from the 67th Military Police Company practice riot control drills during a culmination exercise that concluded a week of training for the soldiers. The company's leadership was grateful for the opportunity to train a small group of its soldiers, as their sole mission, typically, is to man the installation's Regional Correctional Facility.

52 comments for “U.S. Army Domestic Quick Reaction Force Riot Control Training Photos

  1. human
    March 24, 2012 at 9:53 am

    i for one can not even begin to imagine what must go through the minds of people who sign up for this sort of thing.

    its nothing a normal person would want to do thats for sure.

    • SilverFox
      April 8, 2012 at 1:20 am

      Human, some people are nothing more then bullies and natural born killers. This gives them a free pass to what they love to do.

    • April 11, 2012 at 12:14 am

      Your dead wrong

    • UtahLiberal
      April 12, 2012 at 12:25 am

      Nothing new here, in 1967, while stationed at Ft Irwin, CA, my artillery unit had riot control training, during the riots in the cities. We never were sent to a riot, but had training in case.

  2. Thomas S. Monson
    March 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Welcome to Amerika!

  3. April 2, 2012 at 2:24 am

    Normal training for a) Military Police units, and b) National Guard units.

    Both Guard and MP units have been conducting this type of training for DECADES.

    • Steve
      April 9, 2012 at 1:04 am

      I do not doubt that they’ve been “training for decades” for this kind of thing; hence Kent State! But 1) how many back in the day had signs for “Food Now”, and 2) the PTB have known this was coming all along (since this is their order out of chaos), just for various reasons the trainees and the potential victims have not known when! It now appears to be sooner rather than later!

  4. Tudo
    April 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    So how fast would they hog tie and detain there own parents when ordered to do so?

    support your troops. Hahaha

  5. April 7, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Back in 1971 I was in the Navy going to Machinist Mate’s A school in Great Lakes, IL. While there, we were ordered to take special crowd control training like this.

  6. bob
    April 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Willkommen im neuen Amerika. Ihre Arbeit wird euch frei machen!!!

    • Todd
      May 4, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      You need to wake up…ever here of NDAA…do some homework.

      • Knowledge
        May 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm

        Your the idiot do your home work ever heard NDAA and reeducation camps they got barly approved the patriot act they approved all that is not for no terrorist is for our homeland look up how the nowitizi got power n look how dey doing it now before any one comments or talks read a little more not each the media because is called propaganda and look what their putting in your every day water and food and overall everything is called PBA LOOK IT UP LOOK ALL THOSE THINGS UP THEN TALK WAKE UP IDIOT DO HOMEWORK AND READ IN GET SOME INTELLIGENCE AND KNOWLEDGE THEN TALK Your just all brainwashed because your so custome of living by their rules that your like dog don’t no any better read and learn because all they tell you is a lie that’s why bin laden n alqueda work for CIA they got sponsored by them they did the terrorist attack on purpose like hitler did.you don’t have to believe but read the true articles becuase day is coming closer then you think that’s why your own gov trying take artillery away and that’s why they overided great part of our constitution. It disgustes me when people defend something they don’t know ya were just a bunch idiots that just talk cause we got nothing to do read again buddy that’s how hitler had the people same way just our day more modern and advanced for the flaws to be committed again and I call all people idiots if you don’t believe I want to know why you don’t believe you seen in history it has happend before plenty of time so what makes people think their is a difference now I know why is called fear people are too scared depend too much on dumb unnecessary things and gov knows the people are hopeless because they taught all you so well too get feed from they hand I’m telling you people are idiots same as war on drugs who eva was for it is an idiot one because last time check the good don’t got planes or ships and coast guard all around and air is survellinced come on people put two and two who made the drugs gov did it fired back and they made it illegal even though they bring em why do they bring em is because incarnation we pay so much for one person so is a big wheel they make money off the drugs they sell the drugs and arrest people with drugs so more money and the same drug that got busted goes back in market comin read and SUPPOSRT INFOWARS.com

  7. wut
    April 9, 2012 at 2:20 am

    You know its funny, these people are being trained in riot control techniques because they were be stationed at a military prison. And all the comments here seem to think that they are somehow being trained to control Americans, and enforce some sort of fascist agenda. You guys are frikin idiots.

    • Public Intelligence
      April 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      We explain the nature of the photos in the description above them which you seemingly have not read, so we will quote it back to you:

      ‘The first four photos from March depict riot control training for a “domestic quick reaction force” that would aid in civil disturbances. The second set of photos from February depict the 67th Military Police Company that typically mans the area’s Regional Correctional Facility attempting to quell riots among “restless prison inmates” that have created a disturbance.’

      Thus, you are half right, half wrong and apparently inattentive. The quoted passage above the photos is from a military press release and clearly states that the first photos are of soldiers training for civil disturbances. Here is the link to it again:

      http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150609968891659

      And, yes we are aware that training like this has been occurring for some time. We have written extensively on the topic of the military’s capabilities in civil emergencies and under conditions of martial law. We have also published dozens of manuals regarding civil disturbance procedures. Please see:

      The Military’s Plans for Social Unrest: CONPLAN 3502, Civil Disturbance Operations and Martial Law

  8. April 11, 2012 at 12:10 am

    I am a 26 year army veteran. Military Police. I have taken the same riot training and was an instructor. These Mp’s will not go up against the general population without a damn good reason.

    • hungry4food
      April 11, 2012 at 4:34 am

      all it will take is a Rejection of the Dollar by foreign suppliers and we are in for a destabilizing event like we have never seen before . We are so dependent on foreign supply that if we lose a big electrical grid transformer that we Import from China and they decide they do not want our dollars any longer , or they just decide they are going to give us a year long moratorium on dollar exchanges to let us try and work off some debt and we have no way to retool fast enough to pick up where we lose this import supply , man look out cause first Wall Street crashes then the Federal Government will have to nationalize the free markets and begin to ration the existing supply , while trying to stand up some sort of supply manufacturing in the USA , this will lead to martial law and a lot of chaos like these guys are practicing for .
      We should have never allowed our supply to become totally made in China or some other place in the world , this is why the Constitution says we need to be Independent , Independently supply our own needs at a rate that never allows some one else to use this DEPENDENCE against us !!!!!

  9. Fragme
    April 11, 2012 at 4:50 am

    These kids were raised in the public school system. They know nothing about America. Good reads: Thanks for the Memories and Tranceformation of America.

  10. wow
    July 3, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Your a 26 year old veteran. Cool! That means you understand exactly how the government gets done what it wants done. Just because you did whatever, doesn’t mean that your masters aren’t gonna use the military they control to do their bidding. All they have to do is lie and label the citizens as domestic terrorists. Once they start with martial law, they’ll be able to make the brainwashed military believe that anyone who stands against martial law is a threat and the military will eliminate them. Look at how many innocents were slaughtered in the middle east. All you have to do is point your finger and yell terrorist and people get all shot up with red white and blue pride and gun down whoever they’re told to. You’re a veteran? My dads a veteran from the Vietnam war and the government that cares so much about what’s right and fair, sent his squad on extermination missions where entire villages (men, women, children, elders) were eliminated because they were told to. Don’t you dare tell me the military won’t do what it’s told, when it’s told.

  11. Deborah
    July 4, 2012 at 12:51 am

    From what I read its all about prisoners. Yes some of the public will be outraged, but we need to stop spending all our hard earned dollars on these people.

  12. WGO
    September 8, 2012 at 4:40 am

    READ THIS and you’ll know the reason for this training. Not many people know about this because if they did, there would be riots ahead of schedule. Naturally, the powers that be (and the few who really understand this plan) don’t want this to happen before they’re ready & once it does happen, your training will kick in and you’ll act – not think. Please read & think now.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/police-state-usa-new-obama-executive-order-seizes-u-s-infrastructure-and-citizens-for-military-preparedness/

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