'THE DOGS OF WAR' for National Geographic:  Staff Sergeant Terry Young and Military Working Dog Wero, a German Shepherd search and explosives dog, and Sergeant Adam Serella and Military Working Dog Nero, a German Shepherd patrol and narcotics dog, search cars with 2nd Platoon of the 563rd Military Police Company, U.S. Army in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

'THE DOGS OF WAR' for National Geographic: Staff Sergeant Terry Young and Military Working Dog Wero, a German Shepherd search and explosives dog, and Sergeant Adam Serella and Military Working Dog Nero, a German Shepherd patrol and narcotics dog, search cars with 2nd Platoon of the 563rd Military Police Company, U.S. Army in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

 Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bourgeois and Military Working Dog Oopey, a Belgian Malinois patrol explosives dog, fly on a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter from Camp Nathan Smith to Combat Operations Post Pacemaker in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bourgeois and Military Working Dog Oopey, a Belgian Malinois patrol explosives dog, fly on a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter from Camp Nathan Smith to Combat Operations Post Pacemaker in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

 Staff Sergeant Lance Oakes and Military Working Dog Jack, a German Shepherd patrol explosives dog, lead a patrol in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant Lance Oakes and Military Working Dog Jack, a German Shepherd patrol explosives dog, lead a patrol in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

 Military Working Dog handler Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bourgeois and his MWD Oopey, a Belgian Malinois patrol explosives dog, take cover during the controlled detonation of a road during an operation in Mya Neshin, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Military Working Dog handler Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bourgeois and his MWD Oopey, a Belgian Malinois patrol explosives dog, take cover during the controlled detonation of a road during an operation in Mya Neshin, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

 Military Working Dog handler Sergeant Jason Cartwright sits with specialised search dog Isaac, a Black Labrador explosives dog, during an operation in May Neshin, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Military Working Dog handler Sergeant Jason Cartwright sits with specialised search dog Isaac, a Black Labrador explosives dog, during an operation in May Neshin, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

 Military Working Dog handler Sergeant Jason Cartwright and his specialised search dog Isaac, a Black Labrador explosives dog, search a building during an operation patrol in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

Military Working Dog handler Sergeant Jason Cartwright and his specialised search dog Isaac, a Black Labrador explosives dog, search a building during an operation patrol in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

 Sergeant Thomas Sager, a U.S. Army Veterinary Technician from the 438th Medical Detachment Role 3 Veterinary Medical Surgical Team, carries a fallen Military Working Dog Dinomt, a German Shepherd explosives patrol dog, from a medical evacuation helicopter at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Sergeant Thomas Sager, a U.S. Army Veterinary Technician from the 438th Medical Detachment Role 3 Veterinary Medical Surgical Team, carries a fallen Military Working Dog Dinomt, a German Shepherd explosives patrol dog, from a medical evacuation helicopter at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

 Military Working Dog handler Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bourgeois clips the toenails of his MWD Oopey, a Belgian Malinois patrol explosives dog, in preparation for an operation at Combat Operations Post Pacemaker, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Military Working Dog handler Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bourgeois clips the toenails of his MWD Oopey, a Belgian Malinois patrol explosives dog, in preparation for an operation at Combat Operations Post Pacemaker, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

 The 438th Medical Detachment Veterinary Medical Surgical Team sit outside the Veterinary tent on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

The 438th Medical Detachment Veterinary Medical Surgical Team sit outside the Veterinary tent on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

 U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Kristopher Knight from the Military Police Instruction Company trains Military Working Dog Ronnie during an Inter-Service Advanced Skills Canine Training Course live fire exercise at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, U.S.A.

U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Kristopher Knight from the Military Police Instruction Company trains Military Working Dog Ronnie during an Inter-Service Advanced Skills Canine Training Course live fire exercise at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, U.S.A.

 Jason Crafter, K2 Trainer and Instructor (L) and Fred Fusco, K2 Trainer and Instructor perform a demonstration of repelling down a roof with a Military Working Dog at a K2 facility in Ellerbe, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Jason Crafter, K2 Trainer and Instructor (L) and Fred Fusco, K2 Trainer and Instructor perform a demonstration of repelling down a roof with a Military Working Dog at a K2 facility in Ellerbe, North Carolina, U.S.A.

 A class of students attend a military working dog training class at the 341st Training Squadron Military Working Dog Training School at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

A class of students attend a military working dog training class at the 341st Training Squadron Military Working Dog Training School at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

 Retired U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jeremy Vanhoose plays with his retired Military Working Dog Imi on the beach at Coronado Island, San Diego, California U.S.A. Vanes and Imi were attached to Bravo Company 1 Battalion 5th Marines while deployed in Afghanistan and Vanhoose lost his lower left leg when injured in an IED blast in Sangin, Helmand Province.

Retired U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jeremy Vanhoose plays with his retired Military Working Dog Imi on the beach at Coronado Island, San Diego, California U.S.A. Vanes and Imi were attached to Bravo Company 1 Battalion 5th Marines while deployed in Afghanistan and Vanhoose lost his lower left leg when injured in an IED blast in Sangin, Helmand Province.

 Military Working Dog Kimberley, a retired explosives dog that completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, stands in the backyard of her adopted family, the Torres family, in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

Military Working Dog Kimberley, a retired explosives dog that completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, stands in the backyard of her adopted family, the Torres family, in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

 Kathy Rusk sits at the grave of her son, Private First Class Colton Rusk, with her sons Improvised Detection Dog Eli, at Sons Hermann Cemetery, Orange Grove, Texas, U.S.A.

Kathy Rusk sits at the grave of her son, Private First Class Colton Rusk, with her sons Improvised Detection Dog Eli, at Sons Hermann Cemetery, Orange Grove, Texas, U.S.A.

  'THE DOGS OF WAR' for National Geographic:  Staff Sergeant Terry Young and Military Working Dog Wero, a German Shepherd search and explosives dog, and Sergeant Adam Serella and Military Working Dog Nero, a German Shepherd patrol and narcotics dog, search cars with 2nd Platoon of the 563rd Military Police Company, U.S. Army in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.
 Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bourgeois and Military Working Dog Oopey, a Belgian Malinois patrol explosives dog, fly on a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter from Camp Nathan Smith to Combat Operations Post Pacemaker in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
 Staff Sergeant Lance Oakes and Military Working Dog Jack, a German Shepherd patrol explosives dog, lead a patrol in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.
 Military Working Dog handler Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bourgeois and his MWD Oopey, a Belgian Malinois patrol explosives dog, take cover during the controlled detonation of a road during an operation in Mya Neshin, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
 Military Working Dog handler Sergeant Jason Cartwright sits with specialised search dog Isaac, a Black Labrador explosives dog, during an operation in May Neshin, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
 Military Working Dog handler Sergeant Jason Cartwright and his specialised search dog Isaac, a Black Labrador explosives dog, search a building during an operation patrol in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.
 Sergeant Thomas Sager, a U.S. Army Veterinary Technician from the 438th Medical Detachment Role 3 Veterinary Medical Surgical Team, carries a fallen Military Working Dog Dinomt, a German Shepherd explosives patrol dog, from a medical evacuation helicopter at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
 Military Working Dog handler Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bourgeois clips the toenails of his MWD Oopey, a Belgian Malinois patrol explosives dog, in preparation for an operation at Combat Operations Post Pacemaker, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
 The 438th Medical Detachment Veterinary Medical Surgical Team sit outside the Veterinary tent on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
 U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Kristopher Knight from the Military Police Instruction Company trains Military Working Dog Ronnie during an Inter-Service Advanced Skills Canine Training Course live fire exercise at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, U.S.A.
 Jason Crafter, K2 Trainer and Instructor (L) and Fred Fusco, K2 Trainer and Instructor perform a demonstration of repelling down a roof with a Military Working Dog at a K2 facility in Ellerbe, North Carolina, U.S.A.
 A class of students attend a military working dog training class at the 341st Training Squadron Military Working Dog Training School at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
 Retired U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jeremy Vanhoose plays with his retired Military Working Dog Imi on the beach at Coronado Island, San Diego, California U.S.A. Vanes and Imi were attached to Bravo Company 1 Battalion 5th Marines while deployed in Afghanistan and Vanhoose lost his lower left leg when injured in an IED blast in Sangin, Helmand Province.
 Military Working Dog Kimberley, a retired explosives dog that completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, stands in the backyard of her adopted family, the Torres family, in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
 Kathy Rusk sits at the grave of her son, Private First Class Colton Rusk, with her sons Improvised Detection Dog Eli, at Sons Hermann Cemetery, Orange Grove, Texas, U.S.A.

'THE DOGS OF WAR' for National Geographic: Staff Sergeant Terry Young and Military Working Dog Wero, a German Shepherd search and explosives dog, and Sergeant Adam Serella and Military Working Dog Nero, a German Shepherd patrol and narcotics dog, search cars with 2nd Platoon of the 563rd Military Police Company, U.S. Army in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bourgeois and Military Working Dog Oopey, a Belgian Malinois patrol explosives dog, fly on a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter from Camp Nathan Smith to Combat Operations Post Pacemaker in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant Lance Oakes and Military Working Dog Jack, a German Shepherd patrol explosives dog, lead a patrol in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

Military Working Dog handler Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bourgeois and his MWD Oopey, a Belgian Malinois patrol explosives dog, take cover during the controlled detonation of a road during an operation in Mya Neshin, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Military Working Dog handler Sergeant Jason Cartwright sits with specialised search dog Isaac, a Black Labrador explosives dog, during an operation in May Neshin, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Military Working Dog handler Sergeant Jason Cartwright and his specialised search dog Isaac, a Black Labrador explosives dog, search a building during an operation patrol in Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

Sergeant Thomas Sager, a U.S. Army Veterinary Technician from the 438th Medical Detachment Role 3 Veterinary Medical Surgical Team, carries a fallen Military Working Dog Dinomt, a German Shepherd explosives patrol dog, from a medical evacuation helicopter at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Military Working Dog handler Staff Sergeant Jonathan Bourgeois clips the toenails of his MWD Oopey, a Belgian Malinois patrol explosives dog, in preparation for an operation at Combat Operations Post Pacemaker, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The 438th Medical Detachment Veterinary Medical Surgical Team sit outside the Veterinary tent on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Kristopher Knight from the Military Police Instruction Company trains Military Working Dog Ronnie during an Inter-Service Advanced Skills Canine Training Course live fire exercise at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, U.S.A.

Jason Crafter, K2 Trainer and Instructor (L) and Fred Fusco, K2 Trainer and Instructor perform a demonstration of repelling down a roof with a Military Working Dog at a K2 facility in Ellerbe, North Carolina, U.S.A.

A class of students attend a military working dog training class at the 341st Training Squadron Military Working Dog Training School at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

Retired U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jeremy Vanhoose plays with his retired Military Working Dog Imi on the beach at Coronado Island, San Diego, California U.S.A. Vanes and Imi were attached to Bravo Company 1 Battalion 5th Marines while deployed in Afghanistan and Vanhoose lost his lower left leg when injured in an IED blast in Sangin, Helmand Province.

Military Working Dog Kimberley, a retired explosives dog that completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, stands in the backyard of her adopted family, the Torres family, in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

Kathy Rusk sits at the grave of her son, Private First Class Colton Rusk, with her sons Improvised Detection Dog Eli, at Sons Hermann Cemetery, Orange Grove, Texas, U.S.A.

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