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K-9s sniff out explosives on Sagami

K-9s sniff out explosives on Sagami

Staff Sgt. Zachary Webster, 459th Airlift Squadron special missions aviator, sits in a UH-1N Iroquois waiting for take-off prior to an aircraft familiarization and detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. The 459th AS frequently trains on a multitude of scenarios like medical evacuation to stay prepared for potential real-world contingencies and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

K-9s sniff out explosives on Sagami

Staff Sgt. Alexander Dean, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog trainer, plants a simulated improvised explosive device prior to an aircraft familiarization and detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. The MWD section uses a variety of training explosive devices to help hone the detection skills of both handlers and their K-9 counterparts in a safe environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

K-9s sniff out explosives on Sagami

Staff Sgt. Patrick Grandison, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and his dog, Tek, exit a UH-1N Iroquois assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron during an aircraft familiarization and detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. The 459th AS provide the opportunity for the handlers to practice how to safely load and unload their dogs in between take-offs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

K-9s sniff out explosives on Sagami

Staff Sgts. Cody Nickell (left) and Justin Pickens (right), 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers, and their MWD's, Bunko and Izo, practice laying prone for a UH-1N Iroquois assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron take-off during an aircraft familiarization and detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. The training ensures that the MWDs are not scared of the aircraft and can effectively do their job after landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

K-9s sniff out explosives on Sagami

Staff Sgt. Ashleigh Green, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, rewards her dog, Rroswell, after he successfully finds a simulated improvised explosive device during an aircraft familiarization and detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. MWD handlers use toys as training tools for their K-9 counterparts to reinforce a job well done. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

K-9s sniff out explosives on Sagami

Staff Sgt. Cody Nickell, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and his dog, Bunko, search an area for simulated improvised explosive devices during an aircraft familiarization and detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. During the training, the MDWs and their handlers were evaluated on their ability to efficiently search the new area for hidden explosive devices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

K-9s sniff out explosives on Sagami

Staff Sgt. Cody Nickell, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, guides his dog, Bunko, in search for simulated improvised explosive devices during an aircraft familiarization and detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. The training scenario provided the handlers and MWD a safe and secure environment to hone detection skills crucial to completing real world missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

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 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

K-9s sniff out explosives on Sagami

Staff Sgt. Ashleigh Green, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Rroswell, 374th SFS MWD, pose for a photo after completing an aircraft familiarization and detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. Green and Rroswell have been working as a team for over a month, utilizing their patrol and detection skillsets to defend the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

K-9s sniff out explosives on Sagami
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Staff Sgt. Travis Bell, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, helps guide MWD Fflorida in search for simulated improvised explosive devices during an aircraft familiarization and detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. The training scenario provided the handlers and MWD a safe and secure environment to hone detection skills crucial to completing real world missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

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Staff Sgt. Travis Bell, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, praises his dog, Fflorida, after completing detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. During the training, the MDWs and their handlers were evaluated on their ability to efficiently search the new area for hidden explosive devices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

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Fflorida, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, looks out a window as the UH-1N Iroquois assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron lands at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. 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 Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Staff Sgt. Zachary Webster, 459th Airlift Squadron special missions aviator, sits in a UH-1N Iroquois waiting for take-off prior to an aircraft familiarization and detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. The 459th AS frequently trains on a multitude of scenarios like medical evacuation to stay prepared for potential real-world contingencies and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)