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    War Dogs' New Chapter [Image 6 of 12]

    War Dogs' New Chapter

    CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN

    08.17.2021

    Photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall 

    III MEF Information Group     

    U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. John West, a military working dog (MWD) handler and MWD-Dan, 3rd Law Enforcement (LE) Battalion, III MEF Information Group (MIG), board their flight on Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 20, 2021. West is a Columbus, Ohio native. Due to the Marine Corps Commandant’s Force Design for 2030 and the deactivation of 3rd LE this October, Smith has chosen to adopt his MWD-Dan as they both depart Okinawa.

    “It stinks losing a passion, and friends: your buddy, your dog. The program is still sticking around, and I see the bigger picture, and I know we’ll still be utilized across the Marine Corps.
    Having a dog is a unique skill and trait and it involves a lot of time. You have to train with this dog constantly. A lot of work goes into it.”

    During their time attached to 3rd LE, the MWDs provided III Marine Expeditionary Force with unmatched deterrence, detection, and threat-engagement capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 08.17.2021
    Date Posted: 08.22.2021 20:27
    Photo ID: 6795082
    VIRIN: 210817-M-MP127-1001
    Resolution: 1648x2472
    Size: 365.31 KB
    Location: CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JP
    Hometown: COLUMBUS, OH, US

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