Military working dogs fly with 54th Helicopter Squadron

Submitted Photo An airman pets Boeffie, 5th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, before a familiarization training flight at Minot Air Force Base, Aug. 23, shown in this photo by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry.
Submitted Photo Staff Sgt. Timothy Driver, 5th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, adjusts safety equipment for Deny, a military working dog, during flight familiarization training at Minot Air Force Base, Aug. 23, shown in this photo by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry. This was the first time the K-9 unit has flown with the 54th Helicopter Squadron.

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Members of the 5th Security Forces Squadron military working dog section at Minot Air Force Base worked with the base’s 54th Helicopter Squadron for a familiarization training flight at the base, Aug. 23.

Flight familiarization training ensures that military working dogs are not afraid of the aircraft and can effectively do their job after landing.

The training between the 54th Helicopter Squadron and 5th Security Forces Squadron military working dog section helps promote operations between the two units and ensures military working dog teams are familiar with helicopter flight procedures.

This is the first time these two units have worked together.

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