• Team McConnell honors late MWD Don

    MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.— When picturing an Airman, most people don’t think of them as furry and four-legged, but military working dogs are just as important to the mission as any human Airman.On Jan. 19, Team McConnell came together to honor the memory of MWD Don, who passed away Dec. 8 after

  • Military working dog detection training

    Szarik, a 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, chews a toy after completing his objective during detection training Sept. 13, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The dogs are rewarded each time they locate a target and alert their handlers to it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman

  • Military working dogs scout training

    Iras, a 22nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, waits to begin a training session March 23, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The MWD handlers work with the dogs regularly to ensure they are ready to respond to real-world operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Erin

  • MWD retires from McConnell after 62 dog years

    A furry member of Team McConnell recently retired from the 22nd Security Forces Squadron after dedicating most of her life to being a military working dog. Djule was a patrol and explosives detection dog, and along with her time stateside, spent six months deployed to Kuwait in 2013 in support of