Marines and their Military Working Dog

Military Dog Picture of the Week (2 May 2012): Desert Dogs of Afghanistan

 About 30% of Afghanistan is covered in desert. According to Wikipedia temperatures can exceed over 120 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer. Guess which service was “lucky enough” to draw this assignment?

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Pond, a military working dog handler assigned to 1st Platoon, India Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Regimental Combat Team 2, works with his dog, Pablo, to search for improvised explosive devices during a security patrol near Turah Shah Ghundey, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 4, 2011. Elements of the 26th MEU deployed to Afghanistan to provide regional security in Helmand province in support of the International Security Assistance Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Bryce Piper/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Pond, a military working dog handler assigned to 1st Platoon, India Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Regimental Combat Team 2, works with his dog, Pablo, to search for improvised explosive devices during a security patrol near Turah Shah Ghundey, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 4, 2011. Elements of the 26th MEU deployed to Afghanistan to provide regional security in Helmand province in support of the International Security Assistance Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Bryce Piper/Released)

 In case you missed or want to revisit prior weeks. Here are the links.

Military Dog Picture of the Week. (April 25th, 2012) Cool Dogs Wear Shades!

Military Dog Picture of the Week. (April 18th, 2012) Thirsty Pups!

Military Dog Picture of the Week. (April 11th, 2012) The Brilliant Brits!

 

 

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Military Dog Picture of the Week (2 May 2012): Desert Dogs of Afghanistan

  1. Adriana Johnson

    Kevin,

    I like how the uniforms blend in with the landscape and the color of the black lab sticks out as the picture focus. Lance Corpal Pond looks so contemplative standing at good posture and attending his dog along with Pablo. I call it man and animal on duty. His feet, legs and machine gun look like one straight line almost. I call these comtemplative pictures. I like it. The people in the truck bring the ambiance of the world over there.

    I just started a fictional novel I have had for a while and low and behold part of the back drop is Afghanistan. Now I have something to ad to the descriptions of the books setting. Thank you for the share Kevin.

    Adriana:)

    Reply
    1. Kevin Hanrahan Post author

      I’m glad it helped Adriana. I thought that was a cool man…Marine and Dog.

      I love that picture of the Marines in a file movement formation. It looks like the dog team was taking a break from walking point. They can’t work the entire time.

      Reply
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