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130817-M-MG222-004.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Ben Eberle

Aug 18, 2013
FIVE HILLS TRAINING AREA, Mongolia - Lance Cpl. Kayla R. Piatt and Gunnery Sgt. Mark Massalski, both with Law Enforcement Battalion, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, stand in formation alongside Mongolian Armed Forces service members during the opening ceremony for the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2013 at Five Hills Training Area, Mongolia, Aug. 17. NOLES is a regularly scheduled field training exercise and leadership seminar sponsored by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, and hosted annually by various nations throughout Asia-Pacific. In its 12th iteration, this multinational training event is designed to promote awareness and effective use of non-lethal weapons as a tool to maintain order in low-intensity conflict situations or during incidents of civil unrest. Mongolia, a regular participant, is hosting NOLES for the third time. Piatt, a military police officer with LE Battalion, is from Canton, Ohio. Massalski, a platoon sergeant with Company B, LE Battalion, is from Townsend, Mass.


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