Line of Sight

Making the wait a little sweeter

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KAHUKU TRAINING AREA (July 14, 2014) Cpl. Joseph Josleyn, Indonesian Korps Marinir liaison, pets a stray dog as his squad of Indonesian marines wait to board a CH53E Super Stallion helicopter to leave Kahuku Training area during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz/Released)

KAHUKU TRAINING AREA (July 14, 2014) Cpl. Joseph Josleyn, Indonesian Korps Marinir liaison, pets a stray dog as his squad of Indonesian marines wait to board a CH53E Super Stallion helicopter to leave Kahuku Training area during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz/Released)

Welcome home, Donna

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U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Joaquin Aranda, right, is reunited with his military war dog, Donna, on June 21, 2014, at Houston Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas. This reunion was facilitated by the American Humane Association and Mission K9 Rescue with a mission to reconnect service dogs with their handlers. (AP Photo/The Courier, Andrew Buckley)

U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Joaquin Aranda, right, is reunited with military war dog Donna — a 7-year-old bomb-sniffing Labrador he worked with in Afghanistan — on June 21, 2014, at Houston Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas. This reunion was facilitated by the American Humane Association and Mission K9 Rescue with a mission to reconnect service dogs with their service partners. (AP Photo/The Courier, Andrew Buckley)

WAR DOG REUNION

Good Luck Kiss from Kai

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August O’Neill is kissed by his service dog, Kai, April 9, 2014, during the cycling portion of the Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. O’Neill, an Air Force wounded warrior, competed in the 6-mile men’s handcycle heat with four others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr)

August O’Neill is kissed by his service dog, Kai, April 9, 2014, during the cycling portion of the Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. O’Neill, an Air Force wounded warrior, competed in the 6-mile men’s handcycle heat with four others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr)

Soldiers comfort puppy in Afghanistan

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KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - FEBRUARY 25: SGT Kevin Ingram from Wheeling, West Virginia with the U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment comforts a puppy that had its ears cut off while visiting an Afghan National Police (ANP) outpost that was once home to Osama Bin Laden during a patrol on February 25, 2014 near Kandahar, Afghanistan. Ears are often removed from puppies to prepare them to become fighting dogs.  Fourth squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment is responsible for defending Kandahar Airfield against rocket attacks from insurgents.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN – FEBRUARY 25: SGT Kevin Ingram from Wheeling, West Virginia with the U.S. Army’s 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment comforts a puppy that had its ears cut off while visiting an Afghan National Police (ANP) outpost that was once home to Osama Bin Laden during a patrol on February 25, 2014 near Kandahar, Afghanistan. Ears are often removed from puppies to prepare them to become fighting dogs. Fourth squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment is responsible for defending Kandahar Airfield against rocket attacks from insurgents. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

SGT Kelly Carmody from Fayetteville, North Carolina with the U.S. Army’s 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jungle survival training

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First Lt. James Morris drinks the blood of a king cobra, a Thai cultural act to instill bravery, during jungle survival training as part of Cobra Gold Feb. 13. The jungle survival course is part of the larger exercise Cobra Gold 2014, a recurring multinational and multiservice exercise, which takes place annually in the Kingdom of Thailand. Morris is a force protection officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel K. Johnson)

First Lt. James Morris drinks the blood of a king cobra, a Thai cultural act to instill bravery, during jungle survival training as part of Cobra Gold Feb. 13. The jungle survival course is part of the larger exercise Cobra Gold 2014, a recurring multinational and multiservice exercise, which takes place annually in the Kingdom of Thailand. Morris is a force protection officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel K. Johnson)

K9 aggression training

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Cpl. Paul Kelley, military working dog handler, Combat Center's Provost Marshal's Office, holds on to MWD Collie before setting him on a potential suspect during aggression training near K9 unit kennels, Jan. 22, 2014. Aggression is one of the skills that handlers focus on the military working dogs. (Photo by Cpl. D. J. Wu)

Cpl. Paul Kelley, military working dog handler, Combat Center’s Provost Marshal’s Office, holds on to MWD Collie before setting him on a potential suspect during aggression training near K9 unit kennels, Jan. 22, 2014. Aggression is one of the skills that handlers focus on the military working dogs. (Photo by Cpl. D. J. Wu)

Soldier’s best friend

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Rosco, a post-traumatic stress disorder companion animal, stands behind his owner Sgt. 1st Class Jason Syriac, a military police officer with the North Carolina National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 130th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, at his unit's armory in Charlotte, N.C., during formation, Jan. 11. Syriac, a two-time Iraq war veteran, said he hopes that by other soldiers meeting Rosco, the experience will help other service members understand the benefits of a companion animal for those with PTSD. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Mary Junell, 130th Maneuver Enhanced Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

Rosco, a post-traumatic stress disorder companion animal, stands behind his owner Sgt. 1st Class Jason Syriac, a military police officer with the North Carolina National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 130th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, at his unit’s armory in Charlotte, N.C., during formation, Jan. 11. Syriac, a two-time Iraq war veteran, said he hopes that by other soldiers meeting Rosco, the experience will help other service members understand the benefits of a companion animal for those with PTSD. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Mary Junell, 130th Maneuver Enhanced Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

Military working dog training

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CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – Senior Chief Yeoman Ivan Rivera runs away from Axel, a German shepherd military working dog, during training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Dietrich/Released)

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – Senior Chief Yeoman Ivan Rivera runs away from Axel, a German shepherd military working dog, during training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Dietrich/Released)

Intimidating

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Sgt. Daniel Pierce, a dog handler with Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s military working dog section, conducts training with Mido, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois working dog, at the dog training area behind the Provost Marshal’s Office, Oct. 15, 2013. Mido was given a command to jump up and intimidate Pierce by barking in his face without hurting him.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Suzanna Knotts)

Sgt. Daniel Pierce, a dog handler with Marine Corps Base Hawaii’s military working dog section, conducts training with Mido, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois working dog, at the dog training area behind the Provost Marshal’s Office, Oct. 15, 2013. Mido was given a command to jump up and intimidate Pierce by barking in his face without hurting him.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Suzanna Knotts)

Dive training

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U.S. Navy divers with Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 2-1, hold on to the diving stage as it lowers them through the water column during dive training operations aboard the Military Sealift Command ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) in Key West, Fla. The training, which ultimately certifies Company 2-1 for deployment, also focuses on qualifying personnel to operate different pieces of equipment and to conduct different jobs within the dive side team. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)

U.S. Navy divers with Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 2-1, hold on to the diving stage as it lowers them through the water column during dive training operations aboard the Military Sealift Command ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) in Key West, Fla. The training, which ultimately certifies Company 2-1 for deployment, also focuses on qualifying personnel to operate different pieces of equipment and to conduct different jobs within the dive side team. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Scichilone/Released)