SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A line of patches rest on the vest of Katya, 52nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, during a K-9 unit demonstration at the military working dog kennel Oct. 15, 2012. Katya has been with her handler, Staff Sgt. Shannon Hennessy, for nearly two of her four years on Spangdahlem Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A line of patches rest on the vest of Katya, 52nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog, during a K-9 unit demonstration at the military working dog kennel Oct. 15, 2012. Katya has been with her handler, Staff Sgt. Shannon Hennessy, for nearly two of her four years on Spangdahlem Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Yes, I do. A working dogs duty and decision. You best be cool ---fool. Law Enforcement Today www.lawenforcementtoday.com                                                                                                                                                      More

Yes, I do. A working dogs duty and decision. You best be cool ---fool. Law Enforcement Today www.lawenforcementtoday.com More

And yet the bastard government decided the 4 legged ones are equipment when they retire. This is an incredibly profound shot. The bravery of the men and their dogs in service to our country.

In pictures: Animals at war

And yet the bastard government decided the 4 legged ones are equipment when they retire. This is an incredibly profound shot. The bravery of the men and their dogs in service to our country.

Military Working Dogs, where would we be without them. God bless our Vets, our Troops and our MWDs ~@guntotingkafir

New Military Honors; Via My Nephew

Military Working Dogs, where would we be without them. God bless our Vets, our Troops and our MWDs ~@guntotingkafir

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

Military working dogs have their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect them from their surroundings. 1st Military Working Dog regiment: http://www.army.mod.uk/medical-services/veterinary/30499.aspx

Military working dogs have their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect them from their surroundings. 1st Military Working Dog regiment: http://www.army.mod.uk/medical-services/veterinary/30499.aspx

A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

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