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Yokota Air Base, Japan — The priority of safety and security of Yokota Air Base and its residents is second to none, and on the front lines of the base’s defense are some of the hardest working four legged members of Team Yokota.

The 374th Security Forces Squadron’s military working dogs and their handlers work long hours to ensure that no dangerous or illegal substances come through Yokota’s gates; they also regularly perform foot patrols, perimeter checks, random anti-terrorism measures and demonstrations for the public.

The specialties of the MWD teams at Yokota vary; some specialize in detecting drugs and others in explosives, but they are all certified patrol dogs that can search for and apprehend people, if required.

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