A Snow Day for Military Working Dogs in Korea, Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Mark Bush, 8th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, takes a break from validation training with Iian, 8th SFS military working dog, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 4, 2012. The Wolf Pack enjoyed their first snow day of the year.

Staff Sgt. Mark Bush, 8th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, takes a break from validation training with Iian, 8th SFS military working dog, at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Jan. 4, 2012.

There’s no question that the military working dogs work hard and have saved many lives in Afghanistan.

Military working dogs are serving elsewhere like Korea. And just like school students and daily workers – the military working dogs enjoy an occasional “snow day.”

The photo of the week from Kevin Hanrahan lets us share in enjoyment of military working dogs on their snow day.

But snow didn’t mean play for all military working dogs. The military working dogs at Bagrahm Air Base in Afghanistan spent their snow day training to keep their explosive sense of smell sharp.

You can see more of Kevin Hanrahan’s military working dogs photos here.

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Sgt. Garrett Grenier, a dog handler, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Drake, a mine-detection dog, conduct training at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. Grenier and Drake are both members of the 49th Engineer Detachment (mine dogs), and train on a regular basis with real explosives in order to sharpen Drake’s detection skills. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Bonebrake, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan –  U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Drake, a mine-detection dog, on a training at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. Drake is a member of the 49th Engineer Detachment (mine dogs), and trains on a regular basis with real explosives in order to sharpen Drake’s detection skills. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Bonebrake, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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One Response

  1. thanks for sharing the pictures.

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