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Cold water acclimation exercises are an important part of water operations for Mountain Division and K9 TZ operators. That's why Teame members take time to get out and about in glacier-cold water and practice staying out of the water.

Sudden immersion in cold water can cause physiological reactions that can overcome mental focus and substantially increase the risk of drowning. Working with K9 units in near-freezing conditions means planning and taking deliberative action.


The time to practice is when it's not an emergency.
The best time to practice is when you can relax and enjoy a calm paddle between the floating ice, high in an alpine forest. Go Teame!
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All activities conducted by Teame Zazzu are operated under officially designated TZ Departments, each of which performs authorized coordinated action in conjunction with interdepartmental support units as determined by mission profiles, research orders, committee requests, maintenance requirements, unit traditions, and in accordance with lawful orders issued by properly designated legal authorities, training interfaces and partner agencies
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OPERATION ICE LAKE: A relaxing paddle with a K9 amongst the floating ice in an alpine lake is the perfect time to practice cold-water procedures.
Keywords: - Aquanautics - - K9 - - -
Sudden immersion in cold water can cause physiological reactions that can overcome mental focus and substantially increase the risk of drowning. Working with K9 units in near-freezing conditions means planning and taking deliberative action.


SAILS AWAY: Teame members conduct cruising coastal ocean sailing and inshore sailing on small and medium sailing craft.
Keywords: - Aquanautics - - - - Swimming - - Sailing -
Nomenclature and concepts are first studied by reading and discussion in a class setting. Basic sailing skills are practiced in a small personal sailboat. As skills improve, the size of vessel may increase. Aquanautics skills and rescue swimming experience is a prerequisite for TZ sailors.


SNOWY GETAWAY: A weekend of winter exercises atop snowmobiles riding in formation in mountain terrain.
Keywords: - Readiness - - Exercises - - -
Mounted Patrol team members practiced safe equipment handling, winter navigation, passenger protocols, and mounted search and rescue response on snowmobiles at various speeds and inclines.


OUTRIDERS: TZMP personnel operate from motorcycles as lead or screen convoy elements, light ground deployment elements for extended-distance reconnaissance, aerial drone retrieval, message delivery, or route clearance tasks.
Keywords: - Readiness - - Gear - - DIY - - Motorcycles -
Motorcycles present a low profile, high fuel economy, acceleration profile, and maneuverability, as well as possess the ability to access off-road and navigate high congestion areas. This an make motorcycles a good tool for mounted patrol missions despite a higher risk of fatality per mile travelled than other vehicles. Additional training and situational awareness is key to proper motorcycle operation.


TZK9 MULTIDOG MUSH: TZK9 pack members ride out together during mounted patrol training.
Keywords: - K9 - - -
Increasing levels of cooperative training steadily improve each pack members performance over time.


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