Military Working Dog in Afghanistan...I love this photo! I don't know why :)

Class Erika Gordon, kennel master for the Military Police Company, uses a building for cover while her military working dog, Hanna wearing

-Love this!* <3 thank you to ALL our soldiers! even the dogs! =)

Soldier and dog resting together. Not only do these combat dogs serve as trusty, life-saving companions during times of war, but in a way they also provide soldiers with a comfort from home.

BEST CARE PACKAGE EVER FOR A MILITARY DOG. Pfc. Steven Olson and Military Working Dog Alex❠take a moment of happiness over an array of tennis balls. The Tactical Explosive Detection Dogs are calm and collected until they see a tennis ball. The balls, nearly 3,000 of them, were donated to the TEDDs team by a family member taking donations.

BEST CARE PACKAGE EVER FOR A MILITARY DOG. Steven Olson and Military Working Dog Alex❠take a moment of happiness over an array of tennis balls. The Tactical Explosive Detection Dogs are calm and collected until they see a tennis ball. The balls, ne

Sapper David Brown and Major Richard Peace from the Mentoring Task Force with Explosive Detection Dog Bundy in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.

Military working dogs are given a rank one higher than their handlers, so it's normal to have canine NCOs, but very rare to have one officially inducted into the corps, said Staff Sgt.  Cully Parr, a McBride, Mich., native and Rex's military police dog handler for 178th MP Det.  The duo paired up in July after Rex, a two-year-old, finished the military's dog version of basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Parr said.

Military working dogs are given a rank one higher than their handler, but its very rare to have one officially inducted into the corps.

Coasties at memorial

Today I learned that a mere 30 minute drive from my house is the only private war memorial devoted to canine heroes, at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

Two Proud Soldier's

"Military Working Dogs" (MWDs) faithfully serve and protect the United States everyday alongside brave and courageous young men and women.

Kwinto, a military working dog with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, sits beside his issued protective gear in the northern Babil province of Iraq Nov. 5, 2004. His gear includes a flak jacket, safety goggles and booties made for canines. Kwinto detects explosives at vehicle checkpoints, on security patrols and during weapon cache sweeps while deployed. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah A. Beavers)

Blue Collar Working Dog carries all manner of camping and hiking paraphernalia for canines--spot items that ensure pet safety and comfort in the wild

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