TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE — The 60th Security Forces Squadron’s military working dog unit took first place overall in the Western States Police K-9 Association end-of-year trial at South Lake Tahoe on Oct. 4-5, according to a news release from the 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs Office.
The WSPCA hosts several trials throughout the year for working dogs from various agencies to train and compete all over the western United States. The end-of-year trial is the culmination of the competitions.
Due to the recent government shutdown, no funding was available to train the team’s working dogs. The handlers divvied up the cost of travel and lodging among themselves to travel to Reno and Lake Tahoe with dogs in tow in order to compete, according to the release.
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