Military working dog and his handler pose for a photo in front of explosives found during a deployment. MWD Benjo retired Nov. 12, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Military working dog and his handler pose for a photo in front of explosives found during a deployment. Air Force photo) Thank you for your service MWD Benjo

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I particularly enjoyed this story because it showcases just how “joint” the military working dog community really is, especially in Afghanistan. Air Force, Navy, Marines and Army, it simply doesn’t matter. What matters is that handler and dog. Our troops

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessie Johnson, 3rd Infantry Division military working dog handler, and her dog, Chrach, rest after successfully completing explosives detection training, at Forward Operation Base Pasab, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller)

MWD CHRACH= handler U. JESSIE JOHNSON, Infantry Division rest after successfully completing explosives detection training, at Forward Operation Base Pasab, Afghanistan. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt.

Staff Sgt. Samantha Navarrete, 11th Security Support Flight military working dog handler presents a 2012 K9 Medal for Exceptional Service to her dog Besy during a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Besy was one of only two honored in 2012 for demonstrating exceptional acts in the War on Terror. This is the first time an Air Force team has received this award. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nesha Humes)

Congrats to you both: Staff Sgt. Samantha Navarrete, Security Support Flight military working dog handler, presents a 2012 Medal for Exceptional Service to her dog, Besy, during a ceremony April at Joint Base And

Nurse Capt. Allyson Dossman poses with Basco, a military working dog, at Forward Operating Base Lagman, Afghanistan, during her 2012-2013 deployment to the Miranda Trauma Center Forward Surgical Team. Now chief of the Yellow Ribbon Psychological Health Advocacy Program for Air Force Reserve Command, Dossman said research shows that petting a dog is linked to reduced blood pressure, lowered heart rate and an increased sense of well-being. (Courtesy photo)

Allyson Dossman poses with Basco, a military working dog, at Forward Operating Base Lagman, Afghanistan, during her deployment to the Miranda Trauma Center Forward Surgical Team. Now chief of the Yellow Ribbon Psychological Health Ad

MWD Charlie

Charlie, a German Shepherd and Purple Heart recipient, was retired from active duty after 10 years of service.

CONNIE MWD adopted by her partner Senior Airman Brandon Denton, taken during a retirement ceremony in honor of three military working dogs at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.

Military Working Dogs Around the World   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.

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.

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We love, respect and depend on each other. Retirement ceremony for 4 working military dogs held at Hill Air Force Base, Layton, Utah. June, 2012

We love, respect and depend on each other. Retirement ceremony for 4 working military dogs held at Hill Air Force Base, Layton, Utah. June, 2012 - Tap the pin for the most adorable pawtastic fur baby apparel! You'll love the dog clothes and cat clothes!

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