The dogs of war

The dogs of war

Credit: U.S. Air Force

040818-F-3488S-045 Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Houp and his dog Rin Tin inspect a truck for contraband during routine training at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, on Aug. 18, 2004. Rin Tin is a 7-year-old, 98-pound German Shepard. Rin Tin's day begins at 4 a.m. with feeding, followed by a 7-point check-up by Houp, grooming, a rub down, obedience training and a run through the confidence course before beginning the day on patrol. At the end of the day, he goes through a de-stress period with Houp by playing with his toys and playing in the grass. Eielson Military Working Dogs provide antiterrorism and security to the base as well as deployed locations worldwide. DoD photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang, U.S. Air Force. (Released)

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on November 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 8:49 PM

On this Veterans Day weekend, we honor not only the men and women of America's armed forces, but their four-legged companions who also help protect our freedoms.

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