U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Spears, Sgt. Michael Ramirez, and Sgt. Zach Moralas of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, work together to pull a military working dog to the top of the building as part of a K9 rappelling exercise at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, May. 29, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Mustard)
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K9 Rappelling Exercise

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Spears, Sgt. Michael Ramirez, and Sgt. Zach Moralas of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, work together to pull a military working dog to the top of the building as part of a K9 rappelling exercise at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, May. 29, 2020. (U.S. Army photo [Read More …]

Cpl. Emerson Sluis, a military working dog handler with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion (LE Bn), works on retrieval skills with Nelly, a military working dog, during a training exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, June 11, 2020. Nelly is a patrol explosion detection dog (PEDD). PEDDs are used for their scouting abilities to sniff out explosives during patrols. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brienna Tuck)
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3rd LE Bn, 31st MEU conduct military working dog training exercise

Cpl. Emerson Sluis, a military working dog handler with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion (LE Bn), works on retrieval skills with Nelly, a military working dog, during a training exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, June 11, 2020. Nelly is a patrol explosion detection dog (PEDD). PEDDs are used for their scouting abilities to sniff out explosives during patrols. The 31st [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)

Staff Sgt. Sam Spurlock, 375th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, scores a targeton May 11, 2020 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The combat arms training and maintenance class comes to the firing range to qualify on their weapon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin Savage)
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Scott AFB Honors Defenders During Police Week

Staff Sgt. Sam Spurlock, 375th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, scores a targeton May 11, 2020 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The combat arms training and maintenance class comes to the firing range to qualify on their weapon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin Savage)

Military working dog Bruno, 49th Security Forces Squadron explosive detector dog, chews on a tennis ball during his retirement ceremony, April 24, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. After retirement, MWD Bruno was adopted by his handler, Staff Sgt. Chase Feeney, 49th SFS MWD handler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)
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Military working dog retirement ceremony

Military working dog Bruno, 49th Security Forces Squadron explosive detector dog, chews on a tennis ball during his retirement ceremony, April 24, 2020, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. After retirement, MWD Bruno was adopted by his handler, Staff Sgt. Chase Feeney, 49th SFS MWD handler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

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 …]

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Paul Bourgeois, 3rd MWD Detachment military working dog handler, and his dog Olaf, 633rd SFS MWD, participate in a ruck march in honor of National K9 Veterans Day at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 13, 2020. Armed Forces K-9 warriors have remained a critical asset providing multi-faceted capabilities to mission success within the armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kaylee Dubois)
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National K9 Veterans Day: honoring our four-legged warriors

National K9 Veterans Day: honoring our four-legged warriors Joint Base Langley-Eustis Story by Staff Sgt. Kaylee Dubois Friday, March 13, 2020 Marching along the perimeter of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, members of the U.S. Air Force 633rd Security Forces Squadron, U.S. Army 3rd Military Working Dog Detachment and their military working dogs honored the most selfless service members with an [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 …]