Teame members make a rapid descent from 8621 feet peak elevation in two-man K-9 packs

After a light repast and recon of the views, our decent rapidly down the switchbacks to the pass then down the trail required dodging mud and lingering k-9s. This peak hike is a workout for person and beast, but achievable even by beginner hikers. Acclimation to high altitudes and motivation are the all hard work it takes to summit a mountain.

Acclimation to high altitudes and motivation are the all hard work it takes to summit
TZK9 pack members performed well during these maneuvers, and worked on rapid formation movement. Go Teame!

TZ Mountain Division specializes in conductiong operation in the most extreme and isolated environments, from Alpine Downhill to rappelling and desert climbing. TZMD is ready to deploy for search and rescue operation and other critical incidents

OPERATION ZEPHYR: Extreme weather emergency response
Keywords: - Readiness - - Weather - - Tornado - - Search and Rescue - - Disaster - - Exercises -
Coordinated emergency disaster response in the aftermath of a tornado touchdown reproduced damage occurring in a residential community after thunderstorms formed a rapidly moving squall line and spun an F-2 tornado. Local volunteers activated to respond to the incident were placed under TZ command elements and dispatched as a rapid reaction force designated Alpha Team.

BLANK CHASE: Mountain Division members and their K9 companions conducted a rapid training exercise on snowshoes and spikes in winter conditions.
Keywords: - Readiness - - - - K-9 - - Snow -
Mountain Division teams practice tracking wildlife and human footprints in snow and ice, safe ascent and descent on ice and snow, winter responder safety training, winter K9 handling scenarios and gear.

TZMD GUN & FUN: TZ Mountain Division got together for a day of target practice at the Family Shooting Center!
Keywords: - Guns - - -
TZ mentors helped all participants practice proper form, breathing, sighting, and trigger control techniques during the event

AIR HAVEN: Multiagency mass casualty evacuation and asset consolidation exercise
Keywords: - Readiness - - Exercises - - Flying - - Training -
Simulated casualties were triaged and first aid administered at collection points before critical cases were evacuated by helicopter to area hospitals. TZMD operators assembled at takeoff points with other emergency responders onto helicopters to consolidate response efforts at forward command centers.

OVERLOOK SPARK: TZ conducts ongoing utility studies of UAV engagements.
Keywords: - Readiness - - Drones - - Exercises -
Operating as a detached maneuvering element, TZ Mountain Division conducted live fire exercises in conjunction with overhead UAV support.

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