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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Post Card Series: Hot dog, cool drink

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent Kentucky Agribusiness Development Team 4’s Master Sgt. Chris Campbell (right) of Nicholasville, Ky. provides highly trained Zack the military working dog with water from his Camelback while taking a break in the shade in southern Afghanistan July 10. With temperatures exceeding of 110 degrees Fahrenheit, getting lots ...

Photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Evans
Photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Evans
Photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Evans

By Rebecca Frankel
Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent

Kentucky Agribusiness Development Team 4's Master Sgt. Chris Campbell (right) of Nicholasville, Ky. provides highly trained Zack the military working dog with water from his Camelback while taking a break in the shade in southern Afghanistan July 10. With temperatures exceeding of 110 degrees Fahrenheit, getting lots of shade and water whenever possible is essential to helping working dogs function more effectively as a member of the team. Also pictured is Zack's handler, Sgt. Charles Nelson (left) of Ahoskie, N.C."

Rebecca Frankel, on leave from her FP desk, is currently writing a book about military working dogs, to be published by Free Press.

By Rebecca Frankel
Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent

Kentucky Agribusiness Development Team 4’s Master Sgt. Chris Campbell (right) of Nicholasville, Ky. provides highly trained Zack the military working dog with water from his Camelback while taking a break in the shade in southern Afghanistan July 10. With temperatures exceeding of 110 degrees Fahrenheit, getting lots of shade and water whenever possible is essential to helping working dogs function more effectively as a member of the team. Also pictured is Zack’s handler, Sgt. Charles Nelson (left) of Ahoskie, N.C."

Rebecca Frankel, on leave from her FP desk, is currently writing a book about military working dogs, to be published by Free Press.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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