Army pooch gets a hoist at Bagram Air Field

Pararescuemen assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and U.S. Army Spc. Matthew Shaw, prepare a U.S. Army tactical explosive detection dog to be hoisted into an HH-60G Pave Hawk. More than 15 U.S. Army TED dogs and their handlers participated in the training -- the first time the 83rd RQS has participated in dog rescue training with the U.S. Army here.

Stephenie Wade/Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 9, 2013

Army tactical explosive detection dogs and their handlers took turns hoisted into a HH-60G Pave Hawk by 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescuemen during training at Afghanistan's Bagram Air Field recently.

The TED dogs are trained to find explosives outside the base.

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Airman 1st Class Jason Fischman hoists a U.S. Army tactical explosive detection dog into a HH-60G Pave Hawk during a joint rescue training scenario.
Stephenie Wade/Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force


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