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    Military Working Dogs inspect Fantasy Fest floats

    Military Working Dogs inspect Fantasy Fest floats

    Photo By Chief Petty Officer Brian Morales | Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Justin Sosa, a native of Los Angeles assigned to Naval Air...... read more read more



    Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Morales 

    Naval Air Station Key West

    KEY WEST, Fla. - Naval Air Station Key West’s military working dog handlers assisted Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Key West Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with inspections of floats and the staging area for the Fantasy Fest Parade, Oct. 25.

    “It was nice to interact with other departments, not just military,” said Master-at-Arms Seaman Geraldo Martinez, of Ontario, California, and newest member to NAS Key West’s K-9 Kennel. “It was good to see how they work as a team.”

    With the military working dogs’ trained skills and high sense of smell, the combined security agencies inspected over 40 Fantasy Fest entries before the floats, marchers and vehicles paraded down Duval Street.

    Military working dogs are bred and live for the sole purpose of assisting civilian and military law enforcement in the detection and deterrence of aggressors, drugs and improvised explosive devices.

    According to NAS Key West K-9 Kennel Master Master-at-Arms 1st Class Gabriel Salinas, the inspection was conducted with zero incidents and negative search results for any explosives.

    NAS Key West’s K-9 Kennel trains their dogs year-round, running obedience and detection courses and obtaining security certifications in order to provide public safety for the military services and local community.



    Date Taken: 10.25.2014
    Date Posted: 10.29.2014 09:30
    Story ID: 146421
    Location: KEY WEST, FL, US 

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