VAFB military working dogs verify bomb at local school
By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Rojek, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 11, 2008
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A Vandenberg military working dog team responded to a mutual aid request from the Lompoc Police Department at about 8:35 a.m. March 7.
Lompoc police requested the aid of the 30th Security Forces Squadron after a bomb threat occurred at Lompoc High School.
Two Airmen and one military working dog arrived at the evacuated school shortly after the request. While one Airman acted as a spotter, the MWD team conducted a sweep of the campus. The MWD gave a positive response in two different areas, meaning something was found. The team left the campus and an explosive ordnance team was called.
"We have a very good working relationship with the Lompoc Police Department," said Lt. Col. Antonius Spangler, deputy commander of the 30th SFS. "We are always happy to assist them, especially when a situation arises in which we have capabilities they do not."