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Staff Sgt. Ronald Dyer, a 28th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, answers questions about his partner, Lezer, from students of the Ellsworth School Age Care program during a field trip at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 25, 2021.

Staff Sgt. Ronald Dyer, a 28th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, answers questions about his partner, Lezer, from students of the Ellsworth School Age Care program during a field trip at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 25, 2021. The children visited the 28th SFS and learned more about the mission and tools of the trade utilized by base defenders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Hannah Malone)

Lt. Col. David Herndon, the 28th Security Forces Squadron commander, gives a high five to one of the children enrolled in the School Age Care program at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 25, 2021.

Lt. Col. David Herndon, the 28th Security Forces Squadron commander, gives a high five to one of the children enrolled in the School Age Care program at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 25, 2021. Ellsworth SAC program students participated in a field trip to the 28th SFS that included a tour of the squadron, a military working dog demonstration, climbing around various security vehicles and more. Tours allow defenders the opportunity to answer questions the community has about their mission of providing base defense and resource protection to all members who live and work on Ellsworth. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Hannah Malone)

Nikki McManigal, a security forces leader assigned to the 28th Security Forces Squadron, answers questions from children of the Ellsworth School Age Care program during a visit on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 25, 2021

Nikki McManigal, a security forces leader assigned to the 28th Security Forces Squadron, answers questions from children of the Ellsworth School Age Care program during a visit on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 25, 2021. Children from the SAC program learned about general safety and how to prevent injury. The 28th SFS provides tours to the base youth to strengthen community relations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Hannah Malone)

Lezer, a 28th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, and his handler, Staff Sgt. Ronald Dyer, demonstrate the skills and teamwork required to locate a suspect during a demonstration for area youth at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 25, 2021.

Lezer, a 28th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, and his handler, Staff Sgt. Ronald Dyer, demonstrate the skills and teamwork required to locate a suspect during a demonstration for area youth at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 25, 2021. Providing tours enforces the 28th SFS’s commitment to the community and showcases their mission sets and capabilities to the public. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Hannah Malone)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- Defenders from the 28th Security Forces Squadron hosted a field trip for the School Age Care program June 25 at Ellsworth Air Force Base. During the trip, the children toured the squadron, explored a police vehicle and viewed a military working dog demonstration. The 28th SFS hosts these tours to educate the base population on their mission and to reinforce their approachability as law enforcement officers.

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