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I thought since everybody was talking about the Navy Seal dog that helped in the raid to get Osama bin Laden, that this week would be a great time to showcase the United States Military Working Dogs and their Handlers, who are risking their lives for our freedom. This is our biggest Stunning Dog Photography yet! Enjoy!
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Juan Lopez and his military working dog Cabella, provide security during a patrol in Shoshorak, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 23, 2011, during Operation Watchtower II. The goal of the operation was to remove Taliban forces from the area (above). Photo By Cpl. Orlando Perez
A U.S. Army soldier with the 10th Special Forces Group and his military working dog jump off the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment during water training over the Gulf of Mexico (above). DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez, U.S. Air Force.
Staff Sgt. Erick Martinez, a military dog handler at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, uses an over-the-shoulder carry with his dog, Argo II. This exercise helps build trust, loyalty, and teamwork for Sergeant Martinez and Argo II, who have only been working together for two months (above). Photo By Airman 1st Class Allen Stokes/U.S. Air Force.
Staff Sgt. Philip Mendoza, 332nd Security Forces Group military working dog handler, pets his MWD Rico, wearing “doggles,” during training aboard a helicopter. The training teaches the team how to safely and properly enter and exit aircraft, and prepares it for future air assault missions (above). Photo By Senior Airman Elizabeth Rissmiller/U.S. Air Force
Soldiers adopted this pup in Afghanistan and made him his own sandbag doghouse (above).
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Cody Richael traverses a wall with a military working dog beside him in the Sangin district of Helmand province, Afghanistan (above). Photo by Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury.
U.S. Army canine Staff Sgt. Rex and his handler, Staff Sgt. Cully Parr rest before a weapons cache search in Mosul, Iraq, Aug. 25, 2010 (above). Photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Reagan.
U.S. Army Sgt. Noah Carpenter shares a moment with Bo, his military working dog partner (above). Photo By Master Sgt. Cohen A. Young.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Ohara and Rocky, an improvised explosive device (IED) detector dog, on patrol in Kajaki, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2010. The Marines patrolled the area to deter the placement of IEDs (above). Photo by Cpl. Matthew P. Troyer.
U. S. Navy Lt. Sarita Ojha, 1st Dental Company performs dental work on a black lab named “Taker” while being observed by fellow dentist and veterinarians on Nov. 1, 2010 in Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan. Taker who is a bomb sniffing dog, was brought in to have a root canal done (above). Photo by Sgt Brian A. Lautenslager.
U.S. Army Spc. Ahren Blake, a combat medic, pets a puppy he found that was living with the Afghan National Army Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 201st Infantry Corps at an observation post in the Aziz Khan Kats Mountain Valley range near Jalalabad, Laghman province, Afghanistan, April 15, 2011 (above). Photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Matson.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Cody Whitis, a military working dog handler, and his dog Gracie rest at Forward Operating Base Geronimo, Afghanistan, on April 6, 2011 (above). Photo by Sgt. Earnest Barnes.
A U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal and an improvised explosive device detection dog, Cpl. Kid, rest against a wall after conducting urban operations training during exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 23, 2011 (above). Photo by Lance Cpl. Ammon W. Carter.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Steuber and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detection Dog, Cpl. Coal hold security during Operation Godfather in Durzay, Afghanistan, Jan. 15, 2011 (above). Photo by Sgt. Christopher R. Rye.
A U.S. Marine pets a dog in a compound during a clearing operation in southern Marjah, Afghanistan, Dec. 2, 2010. The Marines searched for enemy activity and interacted with Afghan citizens (above). Photo by Lance Cpl. Shawn P. Coover.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. JT Eckert sits with his Improvised Explosive Device Detector Dog, Bee, during a security patrol in Kajaki, Afghanistan, on Oct. 29, 2010 (above). Photo by Cpl. Matthew P. Troyer.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. JT Eckert gets a kiss from his Improvised Explosive Device Detector Dog, Bee, during a security patrol in Kajaki, Afghanistan, on Oct. 29, 2010 (above). Photo by Cpl. Matthew P. Troyer.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kayla Wolf and Military Working Dog T-Rex stage in preparation for extraction after conducting clearing operationsin Chesmah, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2011 (above). Photo by Cpl. Carol A. Lehman.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Grant Schick takes a nap with Lee, an improvised explosive device detection dog, between training events at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 27, 2011 (above). Photo by Cpl. Nathan McCord.