March 10, 2021
ARCENT K-9 Conducts EOD Training
CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT —
They trained in roadway, compound, and building searches to work on their identification and detection, skills essential for proficiency in the field. While the military working dogs were searching for ordnance on the ground, the handlers had to keep their eyes peeled on the surrounding area.
“This is a way for us to integrate what we need to look for as handlers,” U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Petty Officer Michael Vanbergriff, a kennel supervisor with ASG-KU DES K-9, said. “When your dog is working a roadway, you don’t need to be paying attention to the dog. What the handler needs to be doing is searching the surroundings for other areas of interest.”