Photo Credit: Sgt. Christopher Bonebrake, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Sgt. Brian Curd, a dog handler, prepares to throw a ball for Staff Sgt. Allen, a mine-detection dog, during a warm-up session in preparation for training at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. Curd and Allen are both part to the 49th Engineer Detachment (mine dogs) based out of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and deployed to detect mines for units and clear minefields.