Lance Cpl Matthew Byrd

by Cpl. Allison Lotz
III MEF ComCam

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Byrd, dog handler, Provost Marshall’s Office, K9 Section, Marine Corps Base, Camp Smedley D. Butler, catches Military Working Dog (MWD) Bbutler while decoying as an aggressor during training aboard Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan, Sept 6, 2016.

MWD’s are trained to subdue or intimidate suspects before having to use lethal force; they are also used for detecting explosives, narcotics, and other harmful materials.

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