Military Working Dogs Conduct Decontamination Training in Kuwait
Military working dog, Oopey, a Belgian Malinois who does patrol work and explosive detection, wears protective gear and is guided by his handler to the decontamination element to complete the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear (CBRN) decontamination training in Kuwait April 11, 2019. This is the first time Oopey conducted CBRN decontamination training. Members of the 637th Chemical Company, the 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support, and the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron came together to conduct a live exercise to train to save the lives of military working dogs and their handlers in the event they were exposed to a CBRN substance. Live training events help prepare service members for real world events which may require them to recall the skills they learned in training to stay in the fight and survive. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Anaidy G. Claudio, U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office)