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Rebecca’s war dog of the week: Postcard series: Practice, practice, practice makes perfect

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense chief canine correspondent Staff Sgt. Miguel Rodriguez, 2nd Security Forces Squadron canine handler, watches as military working dog Zzeki checks around seats during an explosives detection exercise in the base theatre on Barksdale Air Force Base, La. on Sept. 19. Zzeki, along with the other MWDs and their handlers, conduct ...

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High
U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High
U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High

By Rebecca Frankel
Best Defense chief canine correspondent

By Rebecca Frankel
Best Defense chief canine correspondent

Staff Sgt. Miguel Rodriguez, 2nd Security Forces Squadron canine handler, watches as military working dog Zzeki checks around seats during an explosives detection exercise in the base theatre on Barksdale Air Force Base, La. on Sept. 19. Zzeki, along with the other MWDs and their handlers, conduct various training exercises 2 to 3 times a week to polish their skills in case of an incident on base or in preparation for deployments.

Rebecca Frankel, on leave from her FP desk, is currently writing a book about military working dogs, to be published by Free Press.

 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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