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BDG dog teams train fast-rope insertions

A photo of Airmen flying in a helicopter

Members of the 822nd Base Defense Squadron fly in a HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron to conduct fast-rope training with their military working dogs (MWD) Nov. 20, 2019 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Fast-roping allows the MWD teams to quickly access a rugged location where an aircraft is not able to land and start conducting base defense as soon as they are needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

A photo of a military working dog handler testing her dog's safety harness

Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Patty, 822nd Base Defense Squadron military working dog (MWD) handler, lifts MWD Pepper off the ground to test the safety of her harness Nov. 20, 2019 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The handlers double check that the MWD is securely fastened in its harness and to its handler before approaching the aircraft to conduct fast-rope training. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

A photo of a military working dog handler waiting with her dog to board a helicopter

Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Patty, 822nd Base Defense Squadron military working dog (MWD) handler, holds MWD Pepper while they wait to board a HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron during fast-rope training Nov. 20, 2019 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Each MWD team went one at a time riding the helicopter for a few minutes before fast-roping down. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

A photo of a military working dog handler fast-roping out a helicopter with his dog

Staff Sgt. Ronald Marasco, 822nd Base Defense Squadron military working dog (MWD) handler, and MWD Haston fast-rope out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron during training at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Nov. 20, 2019. This was the first time the MWDs had fast-roped out of helicopters, but they had practiced on training towers with their handlers. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

A photo of a military working dog handler fast-roping out of a helicopter with his dog

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Vega, 822nd Base Defense Squadron military working dog (MWD) handler, and MWD Bbicbic fast-rope down from a HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron Nov. 20, 2019 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The helicopter hovered approximately 40 feet from the ground. Fast-roping allows the MWD teams to quickly access a rugged location where an aircraft is not able to land and start conducting base defense as soon as they are needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

A photo of a military working dog handler leading his dog away from a helicopter

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Vega, 822nd Base Defense Squadron military working dog (MWD) handler, and MWD Bbicbic move away from the helicopter after fast-roping down during training Nov. 20, 2019 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Fast-roping allows the MWD teams to quickly access a rugged location where an aircraft is not able to land and start conducting base defense as soon as they are needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

A photo of a military working dog handler rewarding her dog with a toy

Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Patty, 822nd Base Defense Group military working dog (MWD) handler, rewards MWD Pepper with a toy after successful fast-rope training Nov. 20, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The MWDs were rewarded with a toy and praise from their handlers after each helicopter ride and fast-rope insertion. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

A photo of a military working dog chewing on a toy

822nd Base Defense Squadron Military Working Dog (MWD) Pepper chews on her toy as a reward after fast-roping out of a HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron Nov. 20, 2019 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Each MWD completed the fast-rope training multiple times with their handlers to become familiar with the sights, sounds and smells. Fast-roping allows the MWD teams to quickly access a rugged location where an aircraft is not able to land and start conducting base defense as soon as they are needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Members of the 822nd Base Defense Squadron fly in a HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron to conduct fast-rope training with their military working dogs (MWD) Nov. 20, 2019 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Fast-roping allows the MWD teams to quickly access a rugged location where an aircraft is not able to land and start conducting base defense as soon as they are needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)