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Fort Campbell -- Military Working Dog team shares Army job facts with Wassom Middle

by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart

Fort Campbell Courier
Fort Campbell. KY | March 14, 2014

A military working dog team from the 510th Military Police Detachment (Military Working Dog), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, gave a presentation to students Feb. 26, at Wassom Middle School. During the visit, two Soldiers and a dog taught 17 students in the gifted program about the Army's MWD program.

The presentation is part of a larger effort for the Soldiers at Fort Campbell to give back to local students as a way of thanking the community for all it's done over the years to support the base. It also helps to develop a bond between the Soldiers and civilians.

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Rose, the operations NCO of the military working dog section and Pfc. Zachary Pilarcik a military working dog handler brought patrol explosive detector dog Tomi to the class along with aids they use during dog training. After Rose gave the students general information, the students had an opportunity to ask the two Soldiers questions about Army dogs.

"It is to teach them about the capabilities we have. Also, this is a job in the military that they might not know that is available to them," said Rose. "A lot of people don't know who we work for or what we do. They think we just drive around in patrol cars eating doughnuts and drinking coffee. I'm just showing them the other side of the house."

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