Periodically I like to publish images of our military doing what they have been trained to do.
Oftentimes those images do say a thousand words, whether it be about the troops’ professionalism, their sacrifice and loneliness or the joy of finally coming home to their loved ones.
Those falling in the last category are my favorite images.
Being a dog lover, I also like photographs of those other loyal, brave and skilled members of our military: the military working dogs.
Here are some new images of them.
Not quite military working dogs, but military and cute nevertheless.
Lead Image: U.S. Army Sgt. Nichole D. Sharp and her military working dog, Hatos, search a truck while assessing security in the new customs yard under construction near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, April 8, 2013. Sharp, a military police officer, is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division.
All images and captions: DOD