K9 Veterans Photo Gallery
Throughout history, military and law enforcement service dogs have helped to keep us safe from harm. Every year in March, we honor them for their selfless contributions. Take a look at these photos of K9 service dogs, and help us give thanks to these four-legged heroes!
1 - U.S. Air Force military working dog Jackson sits on a U.S. Army M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle before heading out on a mission in Kahn Bani Sahd, Iraq, Feb. 13, 2007. His handler is Tech. Sgt. Harvey Holt, of the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron.
2 - U.S. Marine `Raiders' and their dogs, which are used for scouting and running messages, starting off for the jungle front lines on Bougainville. Photo by T. Sgt. J. Sarno, ca. November/December 1943.
3 - U.S. Army military working dog Andy searches among rubble during a joint operation with the Iraqi army and U.S. Soldiers in Baghdad, Iraq, on Feb. 28. The Soldiers are searching for weapons caches and targeted insurgents.
4 - A Military Working Dog practices searching bags in front of a HMX-1 utility CH-46.
5 - Army Sgt. 1st Class Erika Gordon, kennel master for the 25th Military Police Company, uses a building for cover while her military working dog, Hanna wearing "K9 Storm" body armor, clears a doorway at the military-operations-in-urban-terrain training site at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Photo by Spc. Cheryl Ransford, USA
6 – Dogs help the Red Cross to search for wounded on the battlefield.
7 - USCGC Campbell crew and mascot, Sinbad, in the North Atlantic
8 - MCPD Officer prepares to turn military dog Lex over to the Lee family.
9 – Rags, a mixed breed terrier who was born in Paris, France, became the U.S. 1st Infantry Division's mascot in World War I.
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