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November 22, 2013

Course of Fire exercise tests Military Working Dogs

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Tech. Sgt. Tanner Grutz and Staff Sgt. Bobbie Ohm, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers, play with Habo, 99th SFS military working dog, during a military working dog Course of Fire exercise at the firing range Nov. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Handlers play and train with their dogs to maintain their fitness and skill.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

Staff Sgt. Matthew Lenegan, 99th Security Force Squadron military working dog handler, praises his MWD Nero for a good performance after taking part in the MWD Course of Fire Nov. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The purpose of the course is to expose the canine to the sound of gunfire and evaluate their behavior to avoid mishaps during real-world combat operations.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

Staff Sgt. Bobbie Ohm, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, fires an M-4 Carbine downrange Nov. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The M-4 Carbine is a gas-operated, magazine-fed, select fire, shoulder-fired weapon with a telescoping stock and 14.5 inch barrel.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Staff Sgt. Matthew Lenegen, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, pets Nero, 99th SFS military working dog, during a military working dog Course of Fire exercise at the firing range Nov. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Before becoming a MWD for Nellis AFB, canines get their initial training at the 341st Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

Staff Sgt. Andrew Woodard, 99th Security Force Squadron military working dog handler, plays with his military working dog Prada as they wait to take part in an exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov. 15. Prada is a Belgian Malinois, a breed commonly trained as working and protection dogs.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

Staff Sgt. Matthew Lenegan, 99th Security Force Squadron military working dog handler, kneels with his military working dog Nero, during a Military Working Dog Course of Fire exercise Nov. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nero is one out of two canines undergoing the firing exercise. The purpose of this training is to get the canines familiar to the sound of gunfire at very close range and be able to respond appropriately.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Habo, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, lies on the ground during a military working dog Course of Fire exercise at the firing range Nov. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. MWDs are trained for many combat related tasks such as patrol, drug and explosive detection and specialized mission functions for the Department of Defense and other government agencies.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Staff Sgt. Bobbie Ohm, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, fires an M9 Beretta hand gun with Habo, 99th SFS military working dog, next to her while Staff Sgt. Matthew Templet, 99th SFS military working dog handler, keeps him under control during a military working dog Course of Fire exercise at the firing range Nov. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This course is to train canines to handle the sound of gun fire without overreacting.




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