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75th SFS MWDs, handlers participate in joint training with regional K-9 teams

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Davis, 75th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and MWD Joe, train on odor imprinting Nov. 17, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th SFS conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Davis, 75th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and MWD Joe, train on odor imprinting Nov. 17, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th SFS conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Thad Hansen, K-9 handler from Salt Lake Police Department, praises K-9 Pongo as he signals finding a scent related to an explosive Nov. 17, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th Security Forces Squadron conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Thad Hansen, K-9 handler from Salt Lake Police Department, praises K-9 Pongo as he signals finding a scent related to an explosive Nov. 17, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th Security Forces Squadron conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

75th Security Forces Squadron military working dog Fules trains on odor imprinting Nov. 17, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th SFS conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

75th Security Forces Squadron military working dog Fules trains on odor imprinting Nov. 17, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th SFS conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Dr. Bret Miller, base veterinarian, conducts first aid training with regional K-9 handlers Nov. 17, 2021 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th Security Forces Squadron conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Dr. Bret Miller, base veterinarian, conducts first aid training with regional K-9 handlers Nov. 17, 2021 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th Security Forces Squadron conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Explosive detection K-9s wait their turn to conduct detection training Nov. 17, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th Security Forces Squadron conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Explosive detection K-9s wait their turn to conduct detection training Nov. 17, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th Security Forces Squadron conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Casey Strasburg, K-9 handler from Salt Lake Police Department, and K-9 Ben 51 search for a simulated explosive device Nov. 17, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th Security Forces Squadron conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Casey Strasburg, K-9 handler from Salt Lake Police Department, and K-9 Ben 51 search for a simulated explosive device Nov. 17, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th Security Forces Squadron conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Bobbie Ohm, K-9 handler from the Transportation Security Administration, and K-9 Marty, search for a simulated explosive device Nov. 18, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th Security Forces Squadron conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Bobbie Ohm, K-9 handler from the Transportation Security Administration, and K-9 Marty, search for a simulated explosive device Nov. 18, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th Security Forces Squadron conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

John Logie, K-9 handler from the Transportation Security Administration, and K-9 Bibi, search for a simulated explosive device Nov. 18, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th Security Forces Squadron conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

John Logie, K-9 handler from the Transportation Security Administration, and K-9 Bibi, search for a simulated explosive device Nov. 18, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th Security Forces Squadron conducted joint K-9 training with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams to foster partner relations and enhance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

75th Security Forces Squadron Airmen and local, state and federal law enforcement K-9 teams pose for a group photo at the end of joint training Nov. 18, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

75th Security Forces Squadron Airmen and local, state and federal law enforcement K-9 teams pose for a group photo at the end of joint training Nov. 18, 2021, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah --

Military working dogs and their handlers from 75th Security Forces Squadron participated in a joint training event held here Nov. 17-18 with local, state and federal law enforcement dog teams. The training was led by a collaboration between 75th SFS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. 

The purpose of the training was to foster joint partner relations and enhance capabilities in explosive detection. The teams trained on odor imprinting, which is exposing a K-9 to an unfamiliar odor and training the dog to alert to the odor using rewards. The second day consisted of the dogs taking part in several detection scenarios at various locations around the base.

The agencies participating included the Salt Lake City Police Department, Transportation Security Administration, Utah Transit Authority, Unified Fire Authority, and the Federal Protective Service among others.