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MWDs cared for at home station, in the field

Deborah Black, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant, prepares food for the 100th SFS Military Working Dogs Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Black checks the dogs have been fed in the morning and ensures they have the correct quantity and quality of food to keep them fit for their active duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

Deborah Black, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant, prepares food for the 100th SFS Military Working Dogs Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Black checks the dogs have been fed in the morning and ensures they have the correct quantity and quality of food to keep them fit for their active duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

Deborah Black, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant, asks U.S. Air Force 100th SFS Military Working Dog Oorion to wait before eating his food Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Due to the nature of their work, the dogs need to follow everyday commands to ensure they are safe. It also helps the dogs adapt to family life when the time comes to rehome them when they retire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

Deborah Black, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant, asks U.S. Air Force 100th SFS Military Working Dog Oorion to wait before eating his food Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Due to the nature of their work, the dogs need to follow everyday commands to ensure they are safe. It also helps the dogs adapt to family life when the time comes to rehome them when they retire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

U.S. Air Force 100th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Oorion eats his food Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Deborah Black, 100th SFS kennel attendant, has many duties caring for the dogs, including ordering dog food and keeping tabs on when it’s required. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

U.S. Air Force 100th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Oorion eats his food Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Deborah Black, 100th SFS kennel attendant, has many duties caring for the dogs, including ordering dog food and keeping tabs on when it’s required. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

Deborah Black, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant, takes a U.S. Air Force 100th SFS Military Working Dog out for exercise and down time Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The dogs are fed early in the morning by the day-shift handlers and are given time to digest their food before Black walks them for about a mile-and-a-half or takes them in the enclosure to let them chase a ball. This gives the dogs a chance to relax and unwind, as well as keep fit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

Deborah Black, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant, takes a U.S. Air Force 100th SFS Military Working Dog out for exercise and down time Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The dogs are fed early in the morning by the day-shift handlers and are given time to digest their food before Black walks them for about a mile-and-a-half or takes them in the enclosure to let them chase a ball. This gives the dogs a chance to relax and unwind, as well as keep fit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

Deborah Black, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant, bonds with U.S. Air Force 100th SFS Military Working Dog Vvonya during her down time Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Black’s role is to take care of the kennels, check on the dogs and make sure they are in good health, both physically and mentally. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

Deborah Black, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant, bonds with U.S. Air Force 100th SFS Military Working Dog Vvonya during her down time Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. Black’s role is to take care of the kennels, check on the dogs and make sure they are in good health, both physically and mentally. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

Deborah Black, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant, gets U.S. Air Force 100th SFS Military Working Dog Vvonya ready for her bath Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The dogs are bathed once a month. Black also grooms them, both to keep their coats healthy and to bond with the dogs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

Deborah Black, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant, gets U.S. Air Force 100th SFS Military Working Dog Vvonya ready for her bath Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The dogs are bathed once a month. Black also grooms them, both to keep their coats healthy and to bond with the dogs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

Deborah Black, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant, checks a binder for outstanding work orders Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. As well as taking care of the dogs, Black keeps the military working dog facility tidy and clean, answers telephones and is one of the building custodians. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

Deborah Black, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant, checks a binder for outstanding work orders Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. As well as taking care of the dogs, Black keeps the military working dog facility tidy and clean, answers telephones and is one of the building custodians. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

Deborah Black, right, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant; U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Junkins, center, 100th SFS Military Working Dog handler; and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Roy Carter, 100th SFS MWD trainer, check a medical kit for the 100th SFS MWDs Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The personnel check the dogs throughout the day and night to make sure they are fit, healthy and ready for duty. In the field when there isn’t a veterinarian, the handlers are trained to administer first aid to their dog. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)

Deborah Black, right, 100th Security Forces Squadron kennel attendant; U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Junkins, center, 100th SFS Military Working Dog handler; and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Roy Carter, 100th SFS MWD trainer, check a medical kit for the 100th SFS MWDs Dec. 4, 2015, on RAF Mildenhall, England. The personnel check the dogs throughout the day and night to make sure they are fit, healthy and ready for duty. In the field when there isn’t a veterinarian, the handlers are trained to administer first aid to their dog. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gina Randall/Released)