U.S. Air Force military working dog handler, Staff Sgt. Patrick Cushing, and working dog Tuka participate in a demonstration highlighting the capabilities of the team at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, October 8, 2018.

The speed, agility, and discipline of the working dogs were on display as their handlers performed simulated training scenarios that replicate real-world encounters the military working dogs and their handlers’ experience.

The scenarios included the MWD’s escorting simulated potential suspects, played by handlers, as they chased and apprehended their fleeing targets on the command of handlers. 

“This demo is the result of many hours of challenging and purposeful training between the military working dogs and their handlers,” said Staff. Sgt. Jeffrie Kennedy. “I’m truly proud of this team and their capability performed within this demonstration as they show what we bring to the fight and our team enjoys getting the chance to demonstrate our capability.”

Brig. Gen. Adrian Spain, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, was impressed with the capabilities of the working dogs.

“This team is an integral part of our ability to protect and defend our people and mission here. It was awesome for the rest of the base to be able to see them in action,” said Spain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nieko Carzis)
U.S. Air Force military working dog handler, Staff Sgt. Patrick Cushing, and working dog Tuka participate in a demonstration highlighting the capabilities of the team at Al Dhafra Air Base, U.A.E. Oct. 8, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nieko Carzis)
Senior Airman Adam Sanders, 386th Air Expeditionary Medical Group environmental program manager, conducts a water-sample test Oct. 3, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Sanders and the rest of the bioenvironmental team ensure Airmen are safe wherever they work by evaluating workplace hazards including extreme noise and radiation exposure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz)
Senior Airman Adam Sanders, 386th Air Expeditionary Medical Group environmental program manager, conducts a water-sample test Oct. 3, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Oct. 10, 2018) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) transits the Strait of Hormuz in formation with Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. USS Essex is a lethal, flexible, and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jenna Dobson/Released)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Oct. 10, 2018) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) transits the Strait of Hormuz in formation with Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. USS Es ...More
The USMC F-35B conducted an air strike in support of ground clearance operations, and the strike was deemed successful by the ground force commander. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg/Released)
The USMC F-35B conducted an air strike in support of ground clearance operations, and the strike was deemed successful by the ground force commander. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg/Released)
A Mi-17 from the Afghan air force prepares to land, May 8, 2018, at the Regional Military Training Center-Kandahar during a medical evacuation exercise hosted by Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade in Kandahar Afghanistan.
“The Afghan army has taken severe casualties over the past year-and-a-half and they’ve stayed in the field fighting,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)
“The Afghan army has taken severe casualties over the past year-and-a-half and they’ve stayed in the field fighting,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)
A U.S. Marine with 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command, fires a FGM-148 Javelin, a shoulder-fired anti-tank missile, at his target during a live fire demonstration near At Tanf Garrison, Syria September 7, 2018. SPMAGTF-CR-CC Marines supported Special Operations Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, conducting live fire demonstrations showcasing the unit's crisis response capabilities.  The de-confliction lines for air and ground operations are professional military exchanges to prevent accidental targeting or unnecessary escalation between Russian-backed Syrian regime forces and Coalition-backed forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Lopez)
A U.S. Marine with 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command, fires a FGM-148 Javelin, a shoulder-fired anti-tank missile, at his target during a live fire demonstration near At Tanf Garrison, Syria September 7, 2018. SPMAGTF-CR-CC Marin ...More
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, addresses senior defense leaders from nine countries throughout the region during a conference here Sept. 12. The two-day conference included chiefs of defense from the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf countries – Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates – as well as Jordan and Egypt. The event was designed to underscore the U.S. commitment to the region, help gain a better understanding of regional concerns, and identify opportunities to strengthen relationships between defense chiefs and senior U.S. military leaders.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer/Released)
Kuwait City, Kuwait -- U.S. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, addresses senior defense leaders from nine countries throughout the region during a conference here Sept. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer/Released)
2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, Alpha Battery, 2nd Platoon fires artillery in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, July 23 2018.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Elliot Hughes
2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, Alpha Battery, 2nd Platoon fires artillery in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, July 23 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Elliot Hughes)
U.S. Air Force military working dog handler, Staff Sgt. Patrick Cushing, and working dog Tuka participate in a demonstration highlighting the capabilities of the team at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, October 8, 2018.

The speed, agility, and discipline of the working dogs were on display as their handlers performed simulated training scenarios that replicate real-world encounters the military working dogs and their handlers’ experience.

The scenarios included the MWD’s escorting simulated potential suspects, played by handlers, as they chased and apprehended their fleeing targets on the command of handlers. 

“This demo is the result of many hours of challenging and purposeful training between the military working dogs and their handlers,” said Staff. Sgt. Jeffrie Kennedy. “I’m truly proud of this team and their capability performed within this demonstration as they show what we bring to the fight and our team enjoys getting the chance to demonstrate our capability.”

Brig. Gen. Adrian Spain, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, was impressed with the capabilities of the working dogs.

“This team is an integral part of our ability to protect and defend our people and mission here. It was awesome for the rest of the base to be able to see them in action,” said Spain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nieko Carzis)
Senior Airman Adam Sanders, 386th Air Expeditionary Medical Group environmental program manager, conducts a water-sample test Oct. 3, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Sanders and the rest of the bioenvironmental team ensure Airmen are safe wherever they work by evaluating workplace hazards including extreme noise and radiation exposure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz)
STRAIT OF HORMUZ (Oct. 10, 2018) Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) transits the Strait of Hormuz in formation with Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. USS Essex is a lethal, flexible, and persistent Navy-Marine Corps team deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jenna Dobson/Released)
The USMC F-35B conducted an air strike in support of ground clearance operations, and the strike was deemed successful by the ground force commander. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg/Released)
A Mi-17 from the Afghan air force prepares to land, May 8, 2018, at the Regional Military Training Center-Kandahar during a medical evacuation exercise hosted by Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade in Kandahar Afghanistan.
“The Afghan army has taken severe casualties over the past year-and-a-half and they’ve stayed in the field fighting,” Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)
A U.S. Marine with 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command, fires a FGM-148 Javelin, a shoulder-fired anti-tank missile, at his target during a live fire demonstration near At Tanf Garrison, Syria September 7, 2018. SPMAGTF-CR-CC Marines supported Special Operations Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, conducting live fire demonstrations showcasing the unit's crisis response capabilities.  The de-confliction lines for air and ground operations are professional military exchanges to prevent accidental targeting or unnecessary escalation between Russian-backed Syrian regime forces and Coalition-backed forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Lopez)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, addresses senior defense leaders from nine countries throughout the region during a conference here Sept. 12. The two-day conference included chiefs of defense from the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf countries – Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates – as well as Jordan and Egypt. The event was designed to underscore the U.S. commitment to the region, help gain a better understanding of regional concerns, and identify opportunities to strengthen relationships between defense chiefs and senior U.S. military leaders.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer/Released)
2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, Alpha Battery, 2nd Platoon fires artillery in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, July 23 2018.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Elliot Hughes

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