Doggone bombs: Team MacDill integrates joint force counter-IED training

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Lepes, a 6th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler, and MWD Zeno, walk along a road during a field training exercise Dec. 11, 2019, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The 6th SFS MWD handlers trained on explosive ordnance detection procedures with the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight, to better integrate training between units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Lepes, a 6th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler, and MWD Zeno, walk along a road during a field training exercise Dec. 11, 2019, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The 6th SFS MWD handlers trained on explosive ordnance detection procedures with the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight, to better integrate training between units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman)

A simulated improvised explosive device (IED) is uncovered during a field training exercise Dec. 11, 2019, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla.  The 6th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance flight and the 6th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers, teamed up to better integrate training for detecting and securing IEDs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman)
A simulated improvised explosive device (IED) is uncovered during a field training exercise Dec. 11, 2019, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The 6th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance flight and the 6th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers, teamed up to better integrate training for detecting and securing IEDs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Taylor Lahteine, a 6th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) flight technician, works to secure a simulated explosive device during a field training exercise, Dec. 11, 2019, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The MacDill EOD flight conducted training simulations for detecting and securing improvised explosive devices to prepare for real-world deployment operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight, the 6th Security Forces Squadron and the 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron ruck march through Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla., Dec. 11, 2019. The Airmen carried rucksacks weighing 35 to 50 pounds during a field training exercise to simulate real-world deployment operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Lepes, a 6th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler, and MWD Zeno, walk along a road during a field training exercise Dec. 11, 2019, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The 6th SFS MWD handlers trained on explosive ordnance detection procedures with the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight, to better integrate training between units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman)

U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight, the 6th Security Forces Squadron and the 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, respond to a simulated threat during a field training exercise Dec. 11, 2019, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The training exercise was intended to put the Airmen through difficult scenarios in an austere environment, where they could practice skills that cannot be replicated at home station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip Wise, a 6th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) flight technician, uses a radio to call for a medical evacuation team during a field training exercise Dec. 11, 2019, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. Wise conducted procedures to call for a medical evacuation team for simulated casualties during the training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Taylor Lahteine, a 6th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) flight technician, and Staff Sgt. Ronnie Perez, a 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron aeromedical technician, pull a simulated casualty to safety during a field training exercise Dec. 11, 2019, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. Lahteine and Perez provided tactical combat casualty care, such as tourniquet application, wound dressing and administering intravenous fluids during a simulated threat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman)

U.S. Army Spc. Malaysia Hill, a veterinary technician with Public Health Activity, Fort Gordon, MacDill branch veterinary service, gives a briefing, to U.S. Air Force Airmen from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., on how to provide emergency care to military working dogs (MWD), during a field training exercise Dec. 11, 2019, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. Hill advised the Airmen on procedures and precautions to ensure the health and wellbeing of MWDs, while in high threat scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Taylor Lahteine, a 6th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) flight technician, works to secure a simulated explosive device during a field training exercise Dec. 11, 2019, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. The MacDill EOD flight conducted training simulations for detecting and securing improvised explosive devices to prepare for real-world deployment operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shannon Bowman)

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