FL soldier works with bomb detector dogs in Afghanistan
Spc. Alexander Reimer, a 2008 FLHS graduate, is serving in Afghanistan with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. To detect explosive devices, the team uses specially trained tactical explosive detection dogs.
The dogs accompany foot patrols, infantrymen from the brigade who have also been given specialized training in working with the dogs.
Because of their value, most infantry battalions deploying to war zones have the highly trained detector dogs on the front lines alongside the troops.