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Brady Rusk, 12, hugs Eli at a retirement and adoption ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The bomb-sniffing Labrador retriever was assigned to Brady’s older brother, Marine Pfc. Colton Rusk, 20, who was killed in action in Afghanistan by Taliban sniper fire Dec. 2010. The Department of Defense granted the Rusk’s permission to adopt Eli and allow him to join their family.  photo courtesy of: Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III, USAF

Photo Friday: “My brother’s keeper”

I don't know which is worse; men dying in combat who knew the risks when they enlisted or dogs dying protecting those men who didn't understand what they were being trained for.

Belgian Shepherd, Born March 2008 Born into the RAAF puppy program and raised and mentored by an Air Force dog handler until Trialled in early-mid 2011 and posted to the SASR. Deployed to Afghanistan from Septem

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!

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

In Afghanistan this pup saved this soldiers life from being killed by an IED

A dog handler serving in Afghanistan not only saved the life of a soldier who had been critically injured by an IED blast but then went on to trace and apprehend the bomb makers with the help of his canine comrade. Lance Corporal Lee Edwards, and his

Eli was LCpl Colton Rusk's bomb sniffing dog. When Colton was KIA, his family adopted Eli.

Eli was LCpl Colton Rusk's bomb sniffing dog. When Colton was KIA, his family adopted Eli. God Bless them both. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice may you RIP!

MWD Jings enjoying one last T-Bone steak that was generously donated by Texas Roadhouse in Yorktown VA.  Jings (J421) was peacefully euthanized Tuesday morning to end his suffering from an untreatable illness. MWD Jings completed 7 deployments (6 to Iraq, and 1 to Afghanistan) - saved more lives than we can count. His selfless service to this Nation, to the Soldiers and Coalition forces members is unmatched.  Photo and story courtesy of SSD Honza Facebook page…

MWD Jings enjoying one last T-Bone steak that was generously donated by Texas Roadhouse in Yorktown VA. Jings (J421) was peacefully euthanized Tuesday morning to end his suffering from an untreatable illness. MWD Jings completed 7 deployments (6 to Iraq, and 1 to Afghanistan) - saved more lives than we can count. His selfless service to this Nation, to the Soldiers and Coalition forces members is unmatched. Photo and story courtesy of SSD Honza Facebook page…

Hero hound honoured: Medal for Theo the sniffer dog who died of a 'broken heart' hours after his handler was killed    25 Oct 2012 19:30

Hero hound honoured: Medal for Theo the sniffer dog who died of a 'broken heart' hours after his handler was killed

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker and his Springer spaniel mix Theo. Theo the bomb-sniffing army dog died in Afghanistan on the day his handler was killed, and has been honored with Britain's highest award for animal bravery, the Dickin Medal

Karl and Hero and Frank and Buff. Two service dogs from Awesome Greyhound Adoptions from their Hounds and Heroes program, working with veterans.

Karl & Hero and Frank & Buff. These service dogs, from Awesome Greyhound Adoptions & their Hounds and Heroes program, work with veterans. We thank all veterans for their service to our country & all assistance greyhounds for their service to our vets.

Moments after receiving the Bronze Star, SGT Nolan knelt down and pinned the medal on Specialized Search Dog (SSD) Honza. The yellow lab recently completed his first deployment to Afghanistan. While deployed, SSD Honza located 14 improvised Explosive Devices weighing more than 400lbs. Honza and SGT Nolan led over 250 combat patrols ensuring the safety of countless American and Coalition Troops following in his paw prints. He has saved the lives of countless service members.

RED Friday: Remember Everyone Deployed: Friends John Nolan and War Dog SSD Honza. Now home and reunited!

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