An occasional series of chats with one of our troops.
Spc. Brad Mrsny
Hometown: Omaha / Age: 22 / 615th Battalion Military Police, based in Germany
Q: You’ve been stationed away from home for 2 1/2 years. When is the last time you went home to Omaha?
A: I went home April of last year. It’s the job. You’ve got to do it. It doesn’t really matter. It’s nice to be going home in June.
Q: What will you do?
A: College World Series, the lake, (our cabin) out at Burwell and Niobrara.
Q: You said you want to work in a K-9 unit. What do you have to do to get qualified?
A: It’s a three-month school. They teach you all of the commands to handle your dog, how to have him search for whatever he’s searching for, whether it be drugs or explosives. I’m just a big animal lover, especially dogs, and it’s always been my dream to be in the K-9 unit in the civilian world, so why not get the training at the Army’s expense?
When I’m done, I’ve got two more years after this, I’ll do my K-9 in the Army and then I’ll leave the Army and then go to the police department in Omaha.
Q: What will you do with your K-9 expertise?
A: K-9, the dog handlers, they deploy a lot with the Special Forces guys. Every K-9 handler is attached to a special forces unit, and special forces come over here more than anybody else, so as soon as I’m done with K-9, I’ll probably come right back over here.