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  • Dogs in the Deid after dark

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Pickens, a military working dog handler with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, worked with his dog MWD Gyozo at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, on Aug. 10, 2022. Pickens has worked with five different MWD’s in his career and aspires to become a trainer

  • Emotions travel down leash; Honoring fallen MWDs and their handlers

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar—For some, having a canine companion is like having a tail-wagging best friend. For the U.S. Air Force military working dog handlers with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, it means having another wingman whom they honor like their human counterparts. Personnel

  • MWDs “pawsitively” impact base security

    Staff Sgt. Jacob Brown, 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and his dog, Grim, conduct their daily training Sept. 15, 2016, here. The handlers train their dogs daily to maintain the basic level of proficiency and advance their skills. The primary MWD mission