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via @DeptOfDefense Face of Defense: Dog, Handler Protect Marines #Military #Defense

via @DeptOfDefense Face of Defense: Dog, Handler Protect Marines #Military #Defense

Face of Defense: Dog, Handler Protect Marines By Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Brian Buckwalter Regimental Combat Team 6 HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2012 – Riding in an armored truck over Afghanistan’s rutted dirt roads is scarcely a smooth or comfortable experience. Maxx, an improvised explosive device detector dog, licks the face of his handler, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stephen Mader, during a convoy in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 26, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Buckwalter (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Each bump is felt as springs groan and creak under the weight of the mine resistant, ambush-protected vehicle. The air conditioner circulates dusty air, and unless you’re right next to the vents, you’re drenched in sweat. Body armor weighs down on shoulders and compounds the pain of si...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=117647

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