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Last updated 4/6/2021 at 3:13pm

Spc. Kelsey Simmons

Aszlam, a German shepherd and patrol drug detector dog, chews on a bite sleeve, March 8, 2021, at Fort Carson, Colorado. During training, if a military working dog successfully neutralizes a mock threat, they are given rewards such as toys, or the opportunity to gnaw on a bite sleeve.

By Spc. Kelsey Simmons

14th Public Affairs Detachment

"Motorcycles are my top passion," said Spc. Sadie Kinney, showing off her dimpled smile. "Then dogs. Then art."

Here's the story of how a tragic accident caused this motorcycle-riding, dog-loving, artist to go from bikes to barks and join the military.

Kinney, a 31K military working dog (MWD) handler, assigned to the 69th Military Working Dog Detachment (69th MWD), 759th Military Police Battalion (759th MP Bn.), 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Carson, grew up with two dogs who she loved to train; her family's golden retriever, Kobe, a...

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