Staff Sgt. John Mariana, a military working dog handler, assigned to 148th Military Police Detachment, 759th Military Police Battalion, from Fort Carson, Colo., plays with his K-9, Bronco, at a contingency operating post in Afghanistan. by marissa
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marissa Staff Sgt. John Mariana, a military working dog handler, assigned to 148th Military Police Detachment, 759th Military Police Battalion, from Fort Carson, Colo., plays with his K-9, Bronco, at a contingency operating post in Afghanistan.
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Cezar, a military working dog assigned to the 28th Military Police Detachment at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, rides up to a medical evacuation helicopter on the aircraft’s hoist. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew T MacRoberts) by marissa
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marissa Cezar, a military working dog assigned to the 28th Military Police Detachment at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, rides up to a medical evacuation helicopter on the aircraft’s hoist. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew T MacRoberts)
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Staff Sgt. Jonathan Rose, 6th MP Detachment military working dog handler, gives his partner, Micki, a Belgian Malinois, a bath at the MP kennel prior to deploying to the Middle East July 1. Both returned home safely Nov. 1. by gail
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gail Staff Sgt. Jonathan Rose, 6th MP Detachment military working dog handler, gives his partner, Micki, a Belgian Malinois, a bath at the MP kennel prior to deploying to the Middle East July 1. Both returned home safely Nov. 1.
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U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Chris Lalonde, center, holds his military working dog, Sgt. Maj. Fosco on the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter before their historic tandem airborne jump from an altitude of 12,500 feet on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Sept. 18, 2009. Lalonde is assigned to Company D, 701st Military Police Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Vince Vander Maarel by marissa
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marissa U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Chris Lalonde, center, holds his military working dog, Sgt. Maj. Fosco on the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter before their historic tandem airborne jump from an altitude of 12,500 feet on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Sept. 18, 2009. Lalonde is assigned to Company D, 701st Military Police Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Vince Vander Maarel
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U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Chris Lalonde, right, with his military working dog, Sgt. Maj. Fosco, sit aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter just prior to taking off for the historical military’s first tandem airborne jump on Gammon Parade Field, on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Sept. 18, 2009. Lalonde is assigned to Company D, 701st Military Police Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Kevin Carlile by marissa
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marissa U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Chris Lalonde, right, with his military working dog, Sgt. Maj. Fosco, sit aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter just prior to taking off for the historical military’s first tandem airborne jump on Gammon Parade Field, on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Sept. 18, 2009. Lalonde is assigned to Company D, 701st Military Police Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Kevin Carlile
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USAF Staff Sgt. Robert Wilson, 366th SFS military working dog handler, and his dog Troll, June 2012. by gail
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gail USAF Staff Sgt. Robert Wilson, 366th SFS military working dog handler, and his dog Troll, June 2012.
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Senior Airman Brandon Denton, 6th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, plays with his partner, Conny, prior to her retirement ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, FL. Denton and Conny have been partners for two years. Denton adopted Conny upon her retirement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Linzi Joseph/Released) by gail
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gail Senior Airman Brandon Denton, 6th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, plays with his partner, Conny, prior to her retirement ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, FL. Denton and Conny have been partners for two years. Denton adopted Conny upon her retirement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Linzi Joseph/Released)
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Army Sgt. Daniel J. Brown Died March 24, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 27, of Jerome, Idaho, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died March 24 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device. by liz
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liz Army Sgt. Daniel J. Brown Died March 24, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 27, of Jerome, Idaho, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died March 24 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds caused by an improvised explosive device.
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While serving in Afghanistan, U.S. military combat dog Layka was shot four times by the enemy at point-blank range. Despite her injuries, she still attacked and subdued the shooter, saving her handler and the other members of the team. Seven hours of surgery and the amputation of one leg saved her life. Her handler, Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald, fought hard to adopt her and she’s now become a part of his family. Must watch the video linked! by Amba09
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Amba09 While serving in Afghanistan, U.S. military combat dog Layka was shot four times by the enemy at point-blank range. Despite her injuries, she still attacked and subdued the shooter, saving her handler and the other members of the team. Seven hours of surgery and the amputation of one leg saved her life. Her handler, Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald, fought hard to adopt her and she’s now become a part of his family. Must watch the video linked!
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On this date: Oct. 1, 2009 Sgt. Roberto D. Sanchez, 24, was a team leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., when he was killed during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was on his fifth deployment with three previous deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. by liz
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liz On this date: Oct. 1, 2009 Sgt. Roberto D. Sanchez, 24, was a team leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., when he was killed during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was on his fifth deployment with three previous deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan.
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Lance Cpl. Thomas Foster takes a rest with his military working dog Diamond during a patrol through Boldak, Afghanistan March 6. Foster is a member of Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. by tabatha
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tabatha Lance Cpl. Thomas Foster takes a rest with his military working dog Diamond during a patrol through Boldak, Afghanistan March 6. Foster is a member of Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment.
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Military Working Dog  Soldier Handler. by lou
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lou Military Working Dog Soldier Handler.
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Vito, a 2-year-old military working dog, awaits a command from his handler at the Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, MWD obstacle course April 5, 2012. Military working dogs are used by the Department of Defense as a resource for explosive and drug detection as well as patrol work. by angelita
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angelita Vito, a 2-year-old military working dog, awaits a command from his handler at the Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, MWD obstacle course April 5, 2012. Military working dogs are used by the Department of Defense as a resource for explosive and drug detection as well as patrol work.
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U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Willingham with Lucca near the Natural Balance Pet Foods' 2013 Rose Parade entry, "Canines with Courage," a floral replica of the Military Working Dog Teams National Monument, in Irwindale, California, on December 27, 2012. Lucca, an 8-year old German Shepherd/ Malinois mix, was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. After losing a leg to a roadside bomb, Lucca is now retired and lives with her first handler, Sgt. Willingham. by roberta
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roberta U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Willingham with Lucca near the Natural Balance Pet Foods' 2013 Rose Parade entry, "Canines with Courage," a floral replica of the Military Working Dog Teams National Monument, in Irwindale, California, on December 27, 2012. Lucca, an 8-year old German Shepherd/ Malinois mix, was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. After losing a leg to a roadside bomb, Lucca is now retired and lives with her first handler, Sgt. Willingham.
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~ In Honor Of Army Pfc. Charles P. McClure ~     Pfc. Charles P. McClure, 21, of Stratford, Okla. died May 2, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.      Source: DoD by liz
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liz ~ In Honor Of Army Pfc. Charles P. McClure ~ Pfc. Charles P. McClure, 21, of Stratford, Okla. died May 2, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. Source: DoD
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason Fischman, a pararescueman assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, hoists with a U.S. Army tactical explosive detection dog into a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, June 21, 2013, during a joint rescue training scenario. The training was a first for both branches and prepared them for future rescue missions. (DoD photo by photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade, U.S. Air Force/Released) by gail
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gail U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason Fischman, a pararescueman assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, hoists with a U.S. Army tactical explosive detection dog into a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, June 21, 2013, during a joint rescue training scenario. The training was a first for both branches and prepared them for future rescue missions. (DoD photo by photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade, U.S. Air Force/Released)
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Army Sgt. George Edward Buggs Died March 23, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 31, of Barnwell, S.C.; assigned to 3rd Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; killed after his convoy was ambushed in Iraq. by liz
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liz Army Sgt. George Edward Buggs Died March 23, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 31, of Barnwell, S.C.; assigned to 3rd Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; killed after his convoy was ambushed in Iraq.
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Whiskey, an explosive protection military working dog relaxing between the legs of his handler by sylvia alvarez
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sylvia alvarez Whiskey, an explosive protection military working dog relaxing between the legs of his handler
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Merklinger restrains Bojar, a military working dog, on their way to board an HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter on Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 14, 2008. Kadenas working dogs participated in familiarization training to get used to the loud noise from helicopters and disturbances associated with flying during deployments. by gail
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gail U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Merklinger restrains Bojar, a military working dog, on their way to board an HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter on Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 14, 2008. Kadenas working dogs participated in familiarization training to get used to the loud noise from helicopters and disturbances associated with flying during deployments.
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Sgt. Samuel C. Hairston who died this week in Afghanistan, 35, of Houston, Texas. Died August 12, 2014, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire during combat operations in Ghazni, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. by liz
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liz Sgt. Samuel C. Hairston who died this week in Afghanistan, 35, of Houston, Texas. Died August 12, 2014, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died of wounds sustained from enemy small-arms fire during combat operations in Ghazni, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
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Military Working Dog Platoon Completes Afghanistan Tour by lou
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lou Military Working Dog Platoon Completes Afghanistan Tour
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A soldier is pictured with his Military Working Dog. by Divonsir Borges
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Divonsir Borges A soldier is pictured with his Military Working Dog.
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Police dog sideshow from police and Sheriff department K-9 units. POLICE Magazine - www.policemag.com by shawn
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shawn Police dog sideshow from police and Sheriff department K-9 units. POLICE Magazine - www.policemag.com
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Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew D. Blaskowski Died September 23, 2007 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 27, of Levering, Mich.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Sept. 23 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire during combat operations. by liz
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liz Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew D. Blaskowski Died September 23, 2007 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 27, of Levering, Mich.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy; died Sept. 23 in Asadabad, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire during combat operations.
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A dog rides in a U.S. Soldier?s backpack at Combat Outpost Jeleran, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2009. The dog, named Cookie, is the unofficial mascot of 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II, U.S. Air Force/Released) by liz
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liz A dog rides in a U.S. Soldier?s backpack at Combat Outpost Jeleran, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2009. The dog, named Cookie, is the unofficial mascot of 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II, U.S. Air Force/Released)
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SEAL Of Honor shared...... Honoring Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey A. Hall who selflessly sacrificed his life his in Afghanistan five years ago today, June 01, 2009. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten. by marietta
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marietta SEAL Of Honor shared...... Honoring Army Staff Sgt. Jeffrey A. Hall who selflessly sacrificed his life his in Afghanistan five years ago today, June 01, 2009. Please help me honor him so that he is not forgotten.
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Marine Staff Sgt. Marcus A. Golczynski Died March 27, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 30, of Lewisburg, Tenn.; assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Nashville, Tenn.; died March 27 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. by liz
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liz Marine Staff Sgt. Marcus A. Golczynski Died March 27, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 30, of Lewisburg, Tenn.; assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Nashville, Tenn.; died March 27 from wounds received while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.
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Staff Sgt. Larry Harris rewards his dog, Aaron, for finding simulated explosives… by roberta
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roberta Staff Sgt. Larry Harris rewards his dog, Aaron, for finding simulated explosives…
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Wilbur, a Marine Special Operations Team member, takes a break with his handler after successfully sweeping a build site for an Afghan Local Police checkpoint in Helmand province, on March 30, 2013. (USMC/Sgt. Pete Thibodeau) by debra
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debra Wilbur, a Marine Special Operations Team member, takes a break with his handler after successfully sweeping a build site for an Afghan Local Police checkpoint in Helmand province, on March 30, 2013. (USMC/Sgt. Pete Thibodeau)
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Longest serving military working dog retires. 1/31/2013 at the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho a retirement ceremony is being held for the longest-serving military working dog in the Department of Defense. For twelve years Tanja, a Belgian Malinois has served as a detection and patrol dog and is now looking forward to retirement with her current handler. by angelita
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angelita Longest serving military working dog retires. 1/31/2013 at the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho a retirement ceremony is being held for the longest-serving military working dog in the Department of Defense. For twelve years Tanja, a Belgian Malinois has served as a detection and patrol dog and is now looking forward to retirement with her current handler.
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Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog by lily22
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lily22 Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog
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