- T.E.D.D. stands for Tactical Explosive Detector Dog.
- Dogs in the T.E.D.D. program are trained to hunt for explosive devices.
- The T.E.D.D. program is a tactical dog program created by the U.S. Army.
- VLK runs military courses throughout the year for TEDD teams.
- Approximately 100 VLK dogs are deployed to Afghanistan at any time.
- Tripwire Operations Group is a company that specializes in explosive devices.
- Ryan Morris is the CEO of TripWire Operations Group.
- I.E.D.s, or Improvised explosive devices, are being used by insurgents in Afghanistan.
- A "road clear" is where a dog searches for IEDs just ahead of where the army unit is travelling.
- Scott Zimmerman is a K-9 handler from Georgia. Zimmerman is making the transition from dog handler to dog trainer.
- Lackland Air Force Base is the hub for all of the working dogs in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.
- The average I.E.D. in Afghanistan contains around forty to fifty pounds of explosives.
January 16, 2013
Blow Up Facts