Fort Buchanan K9 team certification: a clear indicator of readiness
Members of the installation’s Directorate of Emergency Services, K9 Explosives Detection team were successfully recertified recently after Dave Barnes, the Installation Management Command K9 program manager, conducted a detailed validation process. “There were five days of intensive evaluation which included obedience, obstacle course, patrol work, building search and explosive detection among other tasks,” said Angel Rivera a Department of the Army civilian police on post. Rivera was evaluated and certified along with his military working dog Eendora, a nine-year-old Belga Malinois. Meanwhile Nelson Del Valle and Zada, a two-year-old German Shepherd also received the certification.