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By Lance Cpl. Betzabeth Galvan
Special to the Village News 

Camp Pendleton organizes regional ATF K9 training


Last updated 6/16/2018 at 5:11pm

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Betzabeth Y. Galvan

Sgt. Michael Bak, military police officer, 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, and his canine, Ivan, practice the National Odor Recognition Test at the Naval Weapons Station Fallbrook, May 23.

Marines with Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton organized 20 local, state and federal explosive detection canine teams in partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for specialized training, May 22 - 25.

The training gave participants the opportunity to take the ATF-administered National Odor Recognition Test. NORT is a voluntary test used to evaluate a canine teams ability to detect 10 fundamental explosive odors. NORT has been administered to more than 2,000 canine teams since September 2005, and is recognized by Congress as the standard for canine explosives d...

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