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Military Working Dogs Double Down to Defend

Military working dogs doubled down at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam for the Pacific Defender 2022 exercise, a bilateral or trilateral training event that allows security forces from partner nations to share information and tactics.

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Tyson, a military working dog, participates in water confidence training at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 28, 2022, during Pacific Defender, a multinational exercise that allows security forces from participating countries to exchange information and tactics.
Photo By: Air Force Airman Breanna Gossett
VIRIN: 220128-F-MH881-1098C

Teams focused on specific objectives through the Commando Warrior K-9 program such as mass odor detection, scouting, tracking, building searches, water confidence and austere veterinary tactical combat casualty care training.

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The Commando Warrior K-9 program is the only MWD program in the Pacific Air Forces that offers valuable training for dog teams getting ready to head overseas for deployment.

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