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Good working dog, tired after a long day

Her name is Linda, and she’s a Marine bomb dog.

MARINE AIR-GROUND TASK FORCE TRAINING CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – Marine Working Dog Sgt. Linda, a patrol explosion detection dog with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, rests after a long day of kicking tail and barking names in a heloborn raid conducted by the Battalion Landing Team during Realistic Urban Training, March 12, 2017. RUT is a land-based exercise that provides an opportunity to integrate unique skills and develop the MEU’s collective proficiency in challenging and unfamiliar environments. The MEU maintains a high level of readiness to be where needed, when needed, and the units undergo demanding unit-level certification cycles to be proficient in every critical mission area
MARINE AIR-GROUND TASK FORCE TRAINING CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – Marine Working Dog Sgt. Linda, a patrol explosion detection dog with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, rests after a long day of kicking tail and barking names in a heloborn raid conducted by the Battalion Landing Team during Realistic Urban Training, March 12, 2017. RUT is a land-based exercise that provides an opportunity to integrate unique skills and develop the MEU’s collective proficiency in challenging and unfamiliar environments. The MEU maintains a high level of readiness to be where needed, when needed, and the units undergo demanding unit-level certification cycles to be proficient in every critical mission area
MARINE AIR-GROUND TASK FORCE TRAINING CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – Marine Working Dog Sgt. Linda, a patrol explosion detection dog with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, rests after a long day of kicking tail and barking names in a heloborn raid conducted by the Battalion Landing Team during Realistic Urban Training, March 12, 2017. RUT is a land-based exercise that provides an opportunity to integrate unique skills and develop the MEU’s collective proficiency in challenging and unfamiliar environments. The MEU maintains a high level of readiness to be where needed, when needed, and the units undergo demanding unit-level certification cycles to be proficient in every critical mission area

Her name is Linda, and she’s a Marine bomb dog.

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Spike K9 Fund
5760 Northampton Blvd, # 118
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Her name is Linda, and she’s a Marine bomb dog.

For your files:

Spike K9 Fund
5760 Northampton Blvd, # 118
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

spikesk9fund@gmail.com

Federal Tax ID # 47-2144242

Main Website: http://spikesk9fund.org/

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/spikesk9fund/

(HT to Otter)

Photo credit: U.S. Department of Defense 

 

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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