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822nd Base Defense Squadron K9 Teams Train Fast-Rope Insertions

Members of the 822nd Base Defense Squadron fly in a HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron to conduct fast-rope training with their military working dogs (MWD) Nov. 20, 2019 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Fast-roping allows the MWD teams to quickly access a rugged location where an aircraft is not able to land and start conducting base defense as soon as they are needed.

By 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb, 93d Air Ground Operations Wing Public Affairs

10 Responses to “822nd Base Defense Squadron K9 Teams Train Fast-Rope Insertions”

  1. Pigmy says:

    Fast-roping allows the MWD teams to quickly access a rugged location where an aircraft is not able to land and start conducting base defense as soon as they are needed.

    Base Defense? Really? Can someone put this into focus for me since every AF base I served had MWDs already stationed at that location and every base I served (including those without runways) had more areas a heli could physically land vs not land. A quick touch down and scoot is much faster than hovering and fast roping troops…. What am I missing?

    • Nicks87 says:

      It so female Airmen can feel like they are contributing to the combat mission. Air Force Security Forces is leading the way for a more diverse combat fighting force.

  2. Wilson says:

    Air Delivered Fur Missiles

  3. W.G. says:

    That dogs like, “dude I got four legs, they all work and I can run faster then what it took us to do this. So please get me on the ground”.

  4. Frank says:

    As of this afternoon, Security Forces (SF) were not considered a part of the Battlefield Airmen collective. Only six AFSCs were…. SF, not so much.

    • EODFish says:

      As someone else that isn’t a BA; how is your comment at all relative?

      • Frank says:

        If you look at the bottom of the article, it states that it was filed under the “Air Force, Battlefield Airman, Guest Post, K9” headers. SF is NOT under the BA enterprise in the USAF, plain and simple. If that filing read “Air Force, Military Police, Security Forces, K9, military working dogs.” Then it would have been accurate.

        *I am not a current BA, but spent 30 years as a CCT, so I know a little bit about the subject.

        • SSD says:

          Considering there is no longer a “BA” and that SF has been categorized in the past as Expeditionary Battlefield Airmen, and we don’t have a Security Forces nor Military Police, nor Military Working Dog categories, the categorization stand.

          But hey, thanks for telling me how to run my website. I look forward to critiquing yours.

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