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K9 Veterans Day: Celebrating our Military Working Dogs

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler and Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD spend time together on Beale Air Force Base.

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler and Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD spend time together on Beale Air Force Base, California, March 5, 2021. On March 13, military working dogs are celebrated for National K9 Veterans Day. Additionally, on this day in 1942 the U.S. Army established the War Dog Program, or K-9 Corps. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason W. Cochran)

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler and Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD patrol around the 7th Space Warning Squadron on Beale Air Force Base.

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler and Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD patrol around the 7th Space Warning Squadron on Beale Air Force Base, California, March 5, 2021. MWD teams provide a multi-faceted capability in explosive or narcotic substance detection, and suspect apprehension. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason W. Cochran)

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler observes Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD as he finds a training aide placed in a vehicle on Beale Air Force Base.

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler observes Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD as he finds a training aide placed in a vehicle on Beale Air Force Base, California, March 5, 2021. On March 13, military working dogs are celebrated for National K9 Veterans Day. Additionally, on this day in 1942 the U.S. Army established the War Dog Program, or K-9 Corps. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason W. Cochran)

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler and Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD search commercial vehicles coming on Beale Air Force Base.

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler and Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD search commercial vehicles coming on Beale Air Force Base, California, March 5, 2021. MWD teams provide a multi-faceted capability in explosive or narcotic substance detection, and suspect apprehension. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason W. Cochran)

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler and Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD train together on Beale Air Force Base.

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler and Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD train together on Beale Air Force Base, California, March 5, 2021. On March 13, military working dogs are celebrated for National K9 Veterans Day. Additionally, on this day in 1942 the U.S. Army established the War Dog Program, or K-9 Corps. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason W. Cochran)

Bady 2, 9th Security Forces Squadron military working dog runs across a training area on Beale Air Force Base.

Bady 2, 9th Security Forces Squadron military working dog (MWD), runs across a training area on Beale Air Force Base, California, March 5, 2021. MWD handlers are charged with maintaining the complete health of their MWDs. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason W. Cochran)

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler and Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD play together on Beale Air Force Base.

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler and Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD play together on Beale Air Force Base, California, March 5, 2021. MWD teams provide a multi-faceted capability in explosive or narcotic substance detection, and suspect apprehension. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason W. Cochran)

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler and Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD search a vehicle leaving Beale Air Force Base.

Staff Sgt. Jason Herrier, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler and Bady 2, 9th SFS MWD search a vehicle leaving Beale Air Force Base, California, March 5, 2021. Depending on the day, MWDs and their handlers search both oncoming, and outgoing traffic. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason W. Cochran)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --