ADAB Military Working Dogs perform in capability demonstration
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)