U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos
Master at Arms 3rd Class Jordan Taylor, assigned to the Naval District Washington Regional Military Working Dog Division, trains with his military working dog, Tony, at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren on Dec. 19. Taylor lavished praise on his enthusiastic partner after Tony successfully located his target during the exercise. Military working dogs are highly-skilled at patrolling and detecting substances such as explosive materials and narcotics, though handlers do not discuss their dogs’ individual capabilities. NDW’s certified military working dogs are kenneled at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, but support force protection and law enforcement missions throughout the region.