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Dogs: Sometimes you need to help them

Even if you are tired too.

Staff Sgt. Andrew Garrett, 122nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, carries his MWD during the 2015 Emerald Coast K-9 Clash, Sept. 4, 2015, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The two-day competition began at dawn on Friday with the “Iron Dog” endurance event, which began with a 6-mile ruck march in which the dog handlers carried a heavy ruck sack on their backs. That challenge was followed by a 1.5-mile run, culminating with a 1-mile “buddy carry.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy/Released)
Staff Sgt. Andrew Garrett, 122nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, carries his MWD during the 2015 Emerald Coast K-9 Clash, Sept. 4, 2015, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The two-day competition began at dawn on Friday with the “Iron Dog” endurance event, which began with a 6-mile ruck march in which the dog handlers carried a heavy ruck sack on their backs. That challenge was followed by a 1.5-mile run, culminating with a 1-mile “buddy carry.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy/Released)

 

Even if you are tired too.

Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Conroy/Released

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.

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