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MWD

Petty Officer 2nd Class Mandy M. Holt and her Military Working Dog Puck are one of the several 'Dog Teams' deployed to Iraq. Holt is a MWD handler with Military Police Task Force, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment. She is a native of Laplata, Md.



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This work, MWD [Image 3 of 8], by Cpl James Hoke, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.24.2006

Date Posted:06.09.2006 13:06

Photo ID:23026

Resolution:2100x1400

Size:452.56 KB

Location:AL ASAD, IQGlobe

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