FORT JACKSON, S.C. (Jan. 28, 2009) — Sit, stay and fetch are often the first commands a dog learns; for the Fort Jackson military working dogs and the specialized search dogs these commands are “puppies’ play.”
For Guera, Gurda, Gury and Blecky, four of the eight working dogs at Fort Jackson, sniffing out explosives and narcotics is just another day at the office.
Fort Jackson’s K-9 Unit’s primary responsibility is public safety, according to Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Thomas, military working dog section kennel master. The unit also supports off-post facilities and K-9 demonstrations in the community.