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U.S. Army Spc. Marc Whittaker, with the 529th Military Police Company attached and a native of Livingston, Texas, holds back his military working dog Anax while U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Erin Simes, a canine handler attached to Task Force Duke and a native of Robins Air Force Base, Ga., acts as a decoy during an end of leash drill at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, April 5. They conducted three portions of training involving detection, obedience and patrol skills.The scenarios incorporated real-life distracters such as an entry team to get the dog accustomed to such distractions before going out into the field.

One Response to “Taking a bite out of terror: TF Duke canines bring skills to the fight”

  1. Lyle says:

    The K-9 pictured here had always been known to racially profile so the Army has developed a new pattern known as Multicam to help train aging K-9s. Pictures here: Multicams effectiveness in action. The K-9 can no longer see that the handler and suspect are of the same racial background. Multicam does it’s job well.

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