Ali — Military

Location: Kings Bay, Georgia

Throughout the past year, ME2 Reklis and K9 Ali continued to increase Ports Waterways, and Coastal Security (PWCS) mission employment by serving as the lead K9 DSF for Super Bowl 54, supporting a Military Outload, and sweeping High Capacity Passenger Vessel terminals accumulating a total of 41 deployment days. During Super Bowl 54, ME2 Reklis and K9 Ali worked in concert with more than 100 canines and handlers from federal, state, and local agencies from around the country, demonstrating their ability to seamlessly integrate with partner agencies and adapt to any operating environment. As a result, 600,000 spectators and 7,000 vehicles were screened at Super Bowl 54 during this highly attended event. Additionally ME2 Reklis and K9 Ali performed 11,130 passenger and 108 vehicle screenings within Port Canaveral, the second busiest cruise port in the world protecting 13 million dollars worth of Relative Expected Losses. Furthering the PWCS mission, ME2 Rekis and K9 Ali provided explosive detection capabilities for a Military Outload for Defender Europe, which was the 3rd largest North American Treaty Organization (NATO) exercise safeguarding over 2,300 pieces of Department of Defense (DoD) equipment. To showcase their adaptability within the maritime domain, they were the first Canine Explosive Detection Team (CEDT) to operationally perform vessel to vessel hoisting ultimately resulting in K9 Ali alerting on potential explosive material.

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