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Staff Sgt. Michael Dacoron, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, watches with Diesel, 374 SFS MWD, as a UH-1N helicopter takes off during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Staff Sgt. Michael Dacoron, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, watches with Diesel, 374 SFS MWD, as a UH-1N helicopter takes off during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The training ensures that the MWD’s are not scared of the aircraft and can effectively do their job after landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Diesel, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, lays down on the flightline during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Diesel, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, lays down on the flightline during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Flying in a helicopter can be hard for the MWD’s due to the noise and vibrations, but once the MWD’s become comfortable with the aircraft they can be transported quickly and efficiently to wherever they’re needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Members of the 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog section listen to a safety briefing from Tech. Sgt. Dustin Sheffield, 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N special mission aviator, prior to MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Members of the 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog section listen to a safety briefing from Tech. Sgt. Dustin Sheffield, 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N special mission aviator, prior to MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The training between the 459 AS and 374 SFS MWD section helps promote interoperability between units and helps ensure a full range of base security capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Stella, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, waits for her turn to board a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Stella, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, waits for her turn to board a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The training ensures that the MWD’s are not scared of the aircraft and can effectively do their job after landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Staff Sgt. Cody Nickell, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, works with Topa, 374 SFS MWD, to get him accustomed to being inside a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Staff Sgt. Cody Nickell, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, works with Topa, 374 SFS MWD, to get him accustomed to being inside a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Flying in a helicopter can be hard for the MWD’s due to the noise and vibrations, but once the MWD’s become comfortable with the aircraft they can be transported quickly and efficiently to wherever they’re needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Staff Sgt. Michael Dacoron, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, leads Diesel, 374 SFS MWD, onto a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight, July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Staff Sgt. Michael Dacoron, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, leads Diesel, 374 SFS MWD, onto a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight, July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 374 SFS MWD section train regularly with their MWD’s to ensure the handlers and dogs are ready for all the various situations they may encounter during any given mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Staff Sgt. Mario Hernandez, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Demo, 374 SFS MWD, look out the window of a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD UH-1N helicopter familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Staff Sgt. Mario Hernandez, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Demo, 374 SFS MWD, look out the window of a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD UH-1N helicopter familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Flying in a helicopter can be hard for the MWD’s due to the noise and vibrations, but once the MWD’s become comfortable with the aircraft they can be transported quickly and efficiently to wherever they’re needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Members of the 459th Airlift Squadron fly a UH-1N helicopter during a 456 AS MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, over Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Members of the 459th Airlift Squadron fly a UH-1N helicopter during a 456 AS MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, over Yokota Air Base, Japan. The training was conducted to familiarize the handlers and their MWD’s with flying in a helicopter to prepare them for the demands they will face in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Members of the 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog section, and the 458th Airlift Squadron UH-1N crew, pose for a photo July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Members of the 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog section, and the 458th Airlift Squadron UH-1N crew, pose for a photo July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The training between the 459 AS and 374 SFS MWD section helps promote interoperability between units and helps ensure a full range of base security capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Staff Sgt. Travis Bell, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Benjo, 374 SFS MWD, prepare to board an aircraft during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD UH-1N helicopter familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Staff Sgt. Travis Bell, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Benjo, 374 SFS MWD, prepare to board an aircraft during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD UH-1N helicopter familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The training was conducted to familiarize the handlers and their MWD’s with flying in a helicopter to prepare them for the demands they will face in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Staff Sgt. Michael Dacoron, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Diesel, 374 SFS MWD, wait for takeoff in a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Staff Sgt. Michael Dacoron, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Diesel, 374 SFS MWD, wait for takeoff in a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 374 SFS MWD section train regularly with their MWD’s to ensure the handlers and dogs are ready for all the various situations they may encounter during any given mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Staff Sgt. Terrell Beasley, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Fflorida, 374 SFS MWD, look out the window of a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD UH-1N helicopter familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Staff Sgt. Terrell Beasley, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Fflorida, 374 SFS MWD, look out the window of a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD UH-1N helicopter familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Flying in a helicopter can be hard for the MWD’s due to the noise and vibrations, but once the MWD’s become comfortable with the aircraft they can be transported quickly and efficiently to wherever they’re needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Tech. Sgt. Jordan Gunterman, 374th Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of the military working dog section, looks over Diesel, 374 SFS MWD, prior to boarding a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Tech. Sgt. Jordan Gunterman, 374th Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of the military working dog section, looks over Diesel, 374 SFS MWD, prior to boarding a UH-1N helicopter during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The training between the 459 AS and 374 SFS MWD section helps promote interoperability between units and helps ensure a full range of base security capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Staff Sgt. Cody Nickell, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, watches with Topa, 374 SFS MWD, as a UH-1N helicopter takes off during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Staff Sgt. Cody Nickell, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, watches with Topa, 374 SFS MWD, as a UH-1N helicopter takes off during a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 374 SFS MWD section train regularly with their MWD’s to ensure the handlers and dogs are ready for all the various situations they may encounter during any given mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Staff Sgt. Michael Dacoron, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Diesel, 374 SFS MWD, jump out of a UH-1N helicopter after a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Staff Sgt. Michael Dacoron, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Diesel, 374 SFS MWD, jump out of a UH-1N helicopter after a 459th Airlift Squadron MWD familiarization flight July 26, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The training between the 459 AS and 374 SFS MWD section helps promote interoperability between units and helps ensure a full range of base security capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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