U.S. Army recruiters show how MWD work

On Feb. 11, the Brenham U.S. Army Recruiting Office conducted a demonstration using an Army Military Working Dog (MWD) at Brenham High School. SSG John Hatfield, David McDaniel and SSG Robert Thompson provided information to the junior and senior class about the U.S. Army and it’s benefits from education to job selection. SPC Tanner Sheldon along with his MWD Sgt. Amy provided information about the Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) 31K as well as demonstrated Sgt. Amy’s abilities to detect and protect. Sheldon and Sgt. Amy are from Fort Hood and part of the 226th Military Working Dog Detachment and 89th Military Police Brigade. Using smokeless powder, Sheldon and Sgt. Amy detected the training aids hidden both on high objects and underneath objects. Sheldon then demonstrated Sgt. Amy’s patrol abilities by using a using a protective sleeve, worn by McDaniel, to attack on command and to protect Sheldon when provoked.

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