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Dogs don’t do pushups

But they are happy to hang out and talk while you do.

170408-N-AC237-0622 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 8, 2017) Cpl. Garret Watkins, a native of Clinton, Ill., assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participates in a physical training along with his military working dog, Sgt. Linda, during resiliency training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America is currently underway with more than 1,000 Sailors and 1,600 Marines conducting Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration operations in preparation for the ship's maiden deployment later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist First Class Benjamin Wooddy/Released)¬¬¬
170408-N-AC237-0622 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 8, 2017) Cpl. Garret Watkins, a native of Clinton, Ill., assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participates in a physical training along with his military working dog, Sgt. Linda, during resiliency training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America is currently underway with more than 1,000 Sailors and 1,600 Marines conducting Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration operations in preparation for the ship's maiden deployment later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist First Class Benjamin Wooddy/Released)¬¬¬
170408-N-AC237-0622 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 8, 2017) Cpl. Garret Watkins, a native of Clinton, Ill., assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participates in a physical training along with his military working dog, Sgt. Linda, during resiliency training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America is currently underway with more than 1,000 Sailors and 1,600 Marines conducting Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration operations in preparation for the ship's maiden deployment later this year. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist First Class Benjamin Wooddy/Released)¬¬¬

But they are happy to hang out and talk while you do.

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But they are happy to hang out and talk while you do.

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Virginia Beach, VA 23455

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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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