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Staff Sgt. Michael Smith, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, guides Kato, 22nd SFS MWD, through an obstacle course Nov. 21, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The obstacle course included an A-frame, stairs, hurdles, catwalk, tunnels and a window. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Staff Sgt. Michael Smith, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, commands Kato, 22nd SFS MWD, Nov. 21, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. MWD handlers train in different terrain to prepare canine units for any obstacle they could face. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Staff Sgt. Michael Smith, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, releases Kato, 22nd SFS MWD, Nov. 21, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Kato helped detain the opposing individual during pursuit and attack training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Kato, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, searches for suspects Nov. 21, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Kato practiced field interview, pursuit and attack, search and re-attack during his training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Kato, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, pursues Senior Airman Sarah Pawlak, 22nd SFS MWD handler, Nov. 21, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. MWDs use a combination of scent, sight and sound to locate suspects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Kato, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, bites Senior Airman Sarah Pawlak, 22nd SFS MWD handler, Nov. 21, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Pawlak wore a bite suit during the training to prevent injury. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Staff Sgt. Michael Smith, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Kato, 22nd SFS MWD, detain Senior Airman Sarah Pawlak, 22nd SFS MWD handler, Nov. 21, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Kato did not release Pawlak until his handler commanded him to let go. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

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Kato, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, poses for a photo Nov. 21, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Kato ran an obstacle course designed to introduce dogs to situations they may face in real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Staff Sgt. Michael Smith, 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, guides Kato, 22nd SFS MWD, through an obstacle course Nov. 21, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The obstacle course included an A-frame, stairs, hurdles, catwalk, tunnels and a window. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alan Ricker)