"Defensor Fortis" is the motto of Air Force Police, or Security Forces. "Defensor Fortis" is the Latin phrase for DEFENDERS OF THE FORCE. Along with the function of Law Enforcement, Air Force Police are also tasked with Air Base ground defense - in the event an Air Base is attacked - Defenders of the Force will employ weapons, tactics, and Military Working Dogs to defend the installation.


The 2017 Travis AFB K9 trial is hosted by the DEFENDERS MWD FUND - a non-profit fund for the private organization of  Travis Air Force Military Police K9 Handlers - thus the title "DEFENDERS K9 TRIAL"

The Defenders MWD Fund is maintained under the Police and Working K-9 Foundation.