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Military Working Dogs & Handlers stick together

Senior Airman Daniel Martinez, 31st Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler and his K-9 counterpart, Tibi, train at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 4, 2021. MWDs and their handlers are teams that provide security, crime prevention patrols, emergency response, and intruder detection at permanent duty stations and deployed locations around the world. MWDs and their handlers train daily to ensure each are capable of completing the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)

Senior Airman Daniel Martinez, 31st Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler and his K-9 counterpart, Tibi, train at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 4, 2021. MWDs and their handlers are teams that provide security, crime prevention patrols, emergency response, and intruder detection at permanent duty stations and deployed locations around the world. MWDs and their handlers train daily to ensure each are capable of completing the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)

Senior Airman Daniel Martinez, 31st Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler and his K-9 counterpart, Tibi, train at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 4, 2021. MWDs are trained to detect harmful materials to keep military installations, assets and personnel safe. MWDs are tasked with searching vehicles entering the base to search for illegal contraband. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)

Senior Airman Daniel Martinez, 31st Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler and his K-9 counterpart, Tibi, train at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 4, 2021. MWDs are trained to detect harmful materials to keep military installations, assets and personnel safe. MWDs are tasked with searching vehicles entering the base to search for illegal contraband. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)

Rryker, 31st Security Forces Squadron military working dog, stands with his MWD handler at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 4, 2021. MWDs provide security, crime prevention patrols, emergency response, and intruder detection. MWD handlers practice basic obedience with their dogs often as part of the MWD’s foundation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)

Rryker, 31st Security Forces Squadron military working dog, stands with his MWD handler at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 4, 2021. MWDs provide security, crime prevention patrols, emergency response, and intruder detection. MWD handlers practice basic obedience with their dogs often as part of the MWD’s foundation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)

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The 31st Security Forces Squadron military working dog and their handler train at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 4, 2021. MWDs and their handlers are teams that provide security, crime prevention patrols, emergency response, and intruder detection at permanent duty stations and deployed locations around the world. MWDs and their handlers train daily to ensure each are capable of completing the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever)