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Emily Dreiling, 30th Space Wing sexual assault prevention and response coordinator, and Preston, 30th SW courthouse facility dog, walk toward their office at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 4, 2019. Dreiling and Preston work side-by-side at Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office at Vandenberg AFB, helping victims of abuse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Emily Dreiling, 30th Space Wing sexual assault prevention and response coordinator, and Preston, 30th SW courthouse facility dog, walk toward their office at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 4, 2019. Dreiling and Preston work side-by-side at Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office at Vandenberg AFB, helping victims of abuse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Teresa Loya, 30th Space Wing sexual assault prevention and response specialist, and Preston, 30th SW courthouse facility dog, meet with an Airman at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 4, 2019. Preston comes to work every day to the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, as he is a certified and highly trained courthouse dog who provides support to victims and witnesses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Teresa Loya, 30th Space Wing sexual assault prevention and response specialist, and Preston, 30th SW courthouse facility dog, meet with an Airman at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 4, 2019. Preston comes to work every day to the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, as he is a certified and highly trained courthouse dog who provides support to victims and witnesses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

An Airman from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., pets Preston, 30th Space Wing courthouse facility dog, at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, Dec. 4, 2019. Preston’s main goal is to comfort and provide ease for victims and witnesses of sexual, verbal and domestic abuse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

An Airman from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., pets Preston, 30th Space Wing courthouse facility dog, at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, Dec. 4, 2019. Preston’s main goal is to comfort and provide ease for victims and witnesses of sexual, verbal and domestic abuse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Preston, 30th Space Wing courthouse facility dog, focuses on an Airman from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., that visited the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, Dec. 4, 2019. Preston was trained through the POOCH’S (prisoners overcoming obstacles creating hope) program for two years, and reported to Vandenberg AFB as the first certified courthouse facility dog in the Department of Defense in May of 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Preston, 30th Space Wing courthouse facility dog, focuses on an Airman from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., that visited the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, Dec. 4, 2019. Preston was trained through the POOCH’S (prisoners overcoming obstacles creating hope) program for two years, and reported to Vandenberg AFB as the first certified courthouse facility dog in the Department of Defense in May of 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Preston, 30th Space Wing courthouse facility dog, gets leashed up and ready to go meet people at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 4, 2019. Preston and other members from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, brief members from the 30th SW to educate Airmen and other service members of their resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Preston, 30th Space Wing courthouse facility dog, gets leashed up and ready to go meet people at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 4, 2019. Preston and other members from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, brief members from the 30th SW to educate Airmen and other service members of their resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Preston, 30th Space Wing courthouse facility dog, keeps a watchful eye for commands from his handler at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 4, 2019. Preston is a part of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, and plays a significant role within the office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Preston, 30th Space Wing courthouse facility dog, keeps a watchful eye for commands from his handler at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 4, 2019. Preston is a part of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, and plays a significant role within the office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Preston, 30th Space Wing courthouse facility dog, waits for court to begin at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 4, 2019. Preston is the only certified courthouse facility dog in the entire Department of Defense; some of Preston’s duties include providing support to victims and witnesses while working at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office at Vandenberg AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Preston, 30th Space Wing courthouse facility dog, waits for court to begin at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 4, 2019. Preston is the only certified courthouse facility dog in the entire Department of Defense; some of Preston’s duties include providing support to victims and witnesses while working at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office at Vandenberg AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Teresa Loya, 30th Space Wing sexual assault prevention and response specialist, and Preston, 30th SW courthouse facility dog, brief the December First Term Airman class at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 4, 2019. Every month, members from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office brief FTAC and other service members with what their office does, as well as the services and resources that are available to them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Teresa Loya, 30th Space Wing sexual assault prevention and response specialist, and Preston, 30th SW courthouse facility dog, brief the December First Term Airman class at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 4, 2019. Every month, members from the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office brief FTAC and other service members with what their office does, as well as the services and resources that are available to them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Preston, 30th Space Wing courthouse facility dog, lays in his living room after his day of work at the at Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, Guadalupe, Calif., Dec. 5, 2019. Although most service dogs do not go home with their handler at the end of the work day, Preston is a certified courthouse facility dog that goes home with a member of the SAPR office, as he is a part of their family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Preston, 30th Space Wing courthouse facility dog, lays in his living room after his day of work at the at Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office, Guadalupe, Calif., Dec. 5, 2019. Although most service dogs do not go home with their handler at the end of the work day, Preston is a certified courthouse facility dog that goes home with a member of the SAPR office, as he is a part of their family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Emily Dreiling, 30th Space Wing sexual assault prevention and response coordinator, and Preston, 30th SW courthouse facility dog, sit on their couch at home after work in Guadalupe, Calif., Dec. 5, 2019. Dreiling requested to receive Preston as a part of her family and work team at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office in 2017 from the Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, where she then had to go and receive distinct training on how to handle this SAPR-K9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)
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Emily Dreiling, 30th Space Wing sexual assault prevention and response coordinator, and Preston, 30th SW courthouse facility dog, sit on their couch at home after work in Guadalupe, Calif., Dec. 5, 2019. Dreiling requested to receive Preston as a part of her family and work team at the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office in 2017 from the Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs, where she then had to go and receive distinct training on how to handle this SAPR-K9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

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