Staff Sgt. Ashleigh Green, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, gives water to Rroswell, 374th SFS MWD, after completing an aircraft familiarization and detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. MWD's and their handler's work side-by-side on a daily basis to keep their bases secure and its residents safe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)
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K-9s sniff out explosives on Sagami

Staff Sgt. Ashleigh Green, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, gives water to Rroswell, 374th SFS MWD, after completing an aircraft familiarization and detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. MWD’s and their handler’s work side-by-side on a daily basis to keep their bases secure and its residents safe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman [Read More …]

U.S. Army Sgt. Patrick Harrington, Soldier assigned to the USAG Italy 18th Military Police Detachment, conducts basic obedience drills with his military working dog “Aran”, under Covid-19 prevention condition at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, on May 14, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Dario Cortese)
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Military Working Dog

U.S. Army Sgt. Patrick Harrington, Soldier assigned to the USAG Italy 18th Military Police Detachment, conducts basic obedience drills with his military working dog “Aran”, under Covid-19 prevention condition at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, on May 14, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Dario Cortese)

A 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler and MWD Bingo take a water break during training at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, May 14, 2020. K-9s assigned to ASAB train daily to accomplish their mission in defending and improving the installation along with fostering partnerships between partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)
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ASAB K-9 perform vital training

A 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler and MWD Bingo take a water break during training at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, May 14, 2020. K-9s assigned to ASAB train daily to accomplish their mission in defending and improving the installation along with fostering partnerships between partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

Renato, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog, lays down in a 386th Expeditionary Medical Group patient room at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 19, 2020. MWD Renato’s veterinary appointment took place to ensure his hips were healthy via x-ray. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman JaNae Capuno)
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386th ESFS K-9 receives health check

Renato, 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog, lays down in a 386th Expeditionary Medical Group patient room at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 19, 2020. MWD Renato’s veterinary appointment took place to ensure his hips were healthy via x-ray. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman JaNae Capuno)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andrew Guidotti, a Military Working Dog (MWD) handler assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, bonds with Ddiaz, his MWD, after successful training conducted at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, Jan. 30, 2020. Rapport is important in the MWD and handler relationship as it builds the trust needed to do their job every day. Typically MWD handlers are assigned to one MWD at a time, but Guidotti is currently assigned two MWDs. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Micha Pierce)
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Marine Working Dogs: The Ultimate Co-Workers

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Story by Cpl. Micha Pierce Thursday, February 27, 2020 Known commonly as man’s best friend, dogs also happen to be a Marine’s best friend. Working side by side daily, Military Working Dogs (MWD) and their handlers at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, and many other installations, form a special bond forged [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nickolas Neafus, a Military Working Dog (MWD) handler assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, fires blank rounds with Edy, his MWD, during rifle familiarization training at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, Jan. 30, 2020. It is absolutely necessary for this to happen so when the time comes, the MWDs aren’t overstimulated or fearful and maintain obedience to their handlers, looking to them for direction in the scenario and paying attention to their surroundings. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Micha Pierce)
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Military Working Dogs: Rifle Training

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Story by Cpl. Micha Pierce Friday, February 21, 2020 Thunder, lightning, crashes and booms – all can be frightening to the average household pet, but the jarring sound of rounds down range is just part of a day’s activities for Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point’s Military Working Dogs (MWD). Handlers assigned to [Read More …]

A military working dog assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron jumps for a bite during an exercise for Airmen on base at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 5, 2020. The K-9s assigned to ASAB train daily to accomplish their mission in defending and improving the installation along with fostering partnerships between partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)
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K-9s perform bite work with ASAB Airmen

A military working dog assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron jumps for a bite during an exercise for Airmen on base at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 5, 2020. The K-9s assigned to ASAB train daily to accomplish their mission in defending and improving the installation along with fostering partnerships between partners. (U.S. Air Force photo [Read More …]

ROBINSON MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, N. Little Rock, Ark.:—Frigo and his handler Staff Sgt. Clayvon Finch both members of the 19th Security Forces Squadron participate in an aircraft dog hoist familiarization exercise with the Arkansas Army National Guard’s G 3-238th Razorback Medevac unit, Tuesday, March 03, 2020, at Robinson Maneuver Training Center in North Little Rock. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Civ. Zac Lehr)
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Arkansas National Guard – Aircraft Dog Hoist Familiarization Training

ROBINSON MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, N. Little Rock, Ark.:—Frigo and his handler Staff Sgt. Clayvon Finch both members of the 19th Security Forces Squadron participate in an aircraft dog hoist familiarization exercise with the Arkansas Army National Guard’s G 3-238th Razorback Medevac unit, Tuesday, March 03, 2020, at Robinson Maneuver Training Center in North Little Rock. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo [Read More …]

Military working dog Oounce, with the Provost Marshal’s Office, Security and Emergency Services Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, hydrates after conducting patrol dog training in the 14 Area on Camp Pendleton, California, Mar. 3, 2020. The dogs were introduced to wooded area scouting and controlled aggression tactics during the training in order to support PMO in the location and apprehension of dangerous suspects. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angela Wilcox)
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PMO gives K9’s introduction to scouting, controlled aggression training

Military working dog Oounce, with the Provost Marshal’s Office, Security and Emergency Services Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, hydrates after conducting patrol dog training in the 14 Area on Camp Pendleton, California, Mar. 3, 2020. The dogs were introduced to wooded area scouting and controlled aggression tactics during the training in order to support PMO in the location and [Read More …]