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Staff Sgt. Nicholas Pospischil, 506th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler and his partner Wodan, a military working dog, train on an obstacle course at Kirkuk Regional Air Base Jan. 7, 2010. Wodan began his military career in September of 2003 at the age of 2 and has since served six years, including three deployments.

Top: September 8, 2011 photo, U.S. military personnel rush U.S. Marine dog handler Sgt. Kenneth Fischer, of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force K9 Unit, to get medical care after he was wounded in a bomb attack in Afghanistan. Fischer's MWD, named Drak, was also wounded in the bomb attack. Bottom: U.S. Marine dog handler Sgt. Mark Behl, left, and another Marine perform first aid on Drak. (AP photos by Brennan Linsley)…

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jessie Mendez and his military working dog Robby prepare for an Expeditionary Combat Skills Training course at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on Nov. 30, 2005.

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bierbach and MWD Deni perform a random anti-terrorism measure inspection at an air base in Southwest Asia. Sergeant Bierbach is a 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler. Deni is a 379th ESFS military working dog. photo by Senior Airman Kasey Zickmund

Ruth, 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Group Military Working Dog, takes a break from her obstacle course training at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, April 28, 2013. The course provides obstacles at different heights to provide realistic scenarios MWD teams can expect while on patrol.

Pier, a military working dog, plays with his handler, Staff Sgt. Marque Daniels. Military working dogs deploy to the AOR for six months at a time. In that time, they work with a handler to provide base defense. Another kind of hero...

I just love this photo of our nations K9 heroes Senior Airman Carrie Dowdy, 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler and MWD Ciro Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Edwards

USAF Staff Sergeant Timothy Miller, with the 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and MWD Marco, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, take a break during training at Ganci Air Base, Kyrgyzstan.

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Airman 1st Class Jason Fischman, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescueman, hoists an U.S. Army tactical explosive detection dogs into a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a joint rescue training scenario at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 21, 2013. This training was a first for both branches and prepared them for future rescue missions. Fischman is deployed from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)