Military Dogs Are Heroes Too (25 Pics)

November 27, 2019

Military Dogs, K9 Heroes

U.S. Marine Cpl. Sean Grady and Ace are a team. Ace is one of many military dogs trained to detect improvised explosive devices. They provide security during a patrol in the Khan Neshin district in Afghanistan. Grady and Ace have located 16 roadside bombs. That is the most of any team in their battalion since arriving in the province last October. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alfred V. Lopez)

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Retired military working dogs deserve medical benefits and the veteran status.

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Langley AFB’s Military Working Dogs Training Center. USAF Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bourgeois with his dog Oopey. Oopey is a 2yr old female Belgian Malinois. Jonathan and Oopey working inside their training area and are on their way overseas to Afghanistan soon.

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A walk through charming Helmand Province of Afghanistan.

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HONORABLE HOUND Nico, a military working dog is pet by a soldier at Fort Lee, Virginia. They await a ribbon-cutting celebration for the new 217th Military Police Detachment building.

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A military working dog taking a well deserved break.

A soldier seconded to the 1st Military Working Dog Regiment from the 1st Battalion. The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment is pictured with Military Working Dog ‘Dinah’ during a patrol base exercise in Afghanistan.

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U.S. Army Spc. Ian Lynch kneels next to his Military Working Dog, Pista. Pista is a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois at Forward Operating Base Joyce Afghanistan. Lynch is a tactical explosive detector dog handler with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Photo by Staff Sgt Alexis Ramos.

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Sgt. Chris Fall carries his dog Glenn through a ditch at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Glenn is a Patrol Explosive Detection dog. They are working on their validation prior to deploying to a forward operating gase to work with ground forces seeking out IEDs on combat foot patrols. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Stephen Hudson)

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Military Working Dog Handlers Board a Helicopter.

On July 6, 2007, Corporal Kory Weins and his trusted military working dog Cooper were killed by an IED in Muhammad Sath, Iraq. What a beautiful tribute.

Staff Sgt. John Mariana and his K-9 Bronco both assigned to the 148th Military Police Detachment, 759th Military Police Battalion, from Fort Carson, Colo., take a break from conducting security patrols during a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. John Mariana, 148th MP Det., 759th MP Bn.)

Ranger buddy and pals… Military working dog.

Rexo, the Brave Defender military working dog.

Man’s best friend takes to the front. US Army canines deployed in Afghanistan with their handlers. Note the anti-glare goggles both our 4-legged friends wear. Dogs are indispensable in explosives discovery and picking up the scent of otherwise invisible enemies. And just like all soldiers, they are exposed to injury and death with the same bravery and stoicism.

This is Arek, a military working dog who’s missing some teeth from an IED explosion in Iraq has PTSD and is scared of fireworks and … mice. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carolyn (Viss) Herrick.

Fire team partner.

Dogs on duty: Military working dogs offer one-of-a-kind partnership. Staff Sgt. Timothy Roye , 227th military police company , 91st military police battalion and his military working dog Kurt take a break from training for playtime . Photo: Mrs. Machelle Kennedy.

Military Working Dog “Rico” patrolling the beat.

Military Working Dog Akyra and her handler Corporal Vanessa Wallis, a Security Police Military Working Dog Handler outside the 13 Squadron Security Police Section at RAAF Base Darwin.

Military Dog Picture of the Week. (May 19th, 2012) K9 Trials!

Flight Sergeant Roland Wilson a Senior Medical Assistant from the Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown doing a medical check on Military working dog Jackie.

Staff Sgt. James Hall and his military working dog Endy. They were recent recipients of the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce Champions of Freedom award.

US Army Specialist Justin Coletti of US Forces Afghanistan K-9 combat tracker team resting with Dasty. Dasty is a Belgian Malinois at an airfield of Forward Operating Base Pasab following a five-hour overnight air assault mission with Bravo Company, 2-87 Infantry Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team in Maiwand district, Kandahar province. Dasty who has a rank of a Sergeant, is a military working dog trained to patrol and locate a target individual and is currently deployed in southern Afghanistan.