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Staff Sgt. Sean McFadden, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, evades a MWD through a smoke grenade Aug. 2, 2019, in Surprise, Ariz.

Staff Sgt. Sean McFadden, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, evades a MWD through a smoke grenade Aug. 2, 2019, in Surprise, Ariz. Smoke grenades are thrown to train MWDs to ignore distractions when engaging with their target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid)

Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pedroza, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, familiarizes Frida, an MWD, with the sound of gun fire Aug. 2, 2019, in Surprise, Ariz.

Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Pedroza, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, familiarizes Frida, an MWD, with the sound of gun fire Aug. 2, 2019, in Surprise, Ariz. The Surprise Police Department partners with the 56th SFS in order to use the police department’s range for training on a variety of weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid)

Staff. Sgt. Will Thompson, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, runs through an obstacle course with Rango, a military working dog, July 31, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

Staff. Sgt. Will Thompson, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, runs through an obstacle course with Rango, a military working dog, July 31, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. MWDs are used for a variety of tasks including drug sniffing, locating bombs and attacking hostiles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid)

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. --