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National K9 Vets Day: Celebrating our furry service members

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam Gagnon, a military working dog handler assigned to the 51st Security Forces Squadron, interacts with Diego, a military working dog with the 51st SFS, before conducting bite training at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 12, 2019. Here at Osan and across the Air Force, K-9 teams provide a multi-faceted capability in explosive or narcotic substance detection, and suspect apprehension. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

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Diego, a military working dog assigned to the 51st Security Forces Squadron, sits patiently awaiting his handler’s next command at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 12, 2019. On March 13, military working dogs are celebrated for National K9 Veterans Day. Additionally, the U.S. Army established the War Dog Program, or K-9 Corps, on this day in 1942. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dequan Roland-Hoover, a military working dog handler assigned with the 51st Security Forces Squadron, prepares as Diego, a military working dog with the 51st SFS, secures a tight hold on his arm during bite training at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 12, 2019. Here at Osan and across the Air Force, K-9 teams provide a multi-faceted capability in explosive or narcotic substance detection, and suspect apprehension. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

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Diego, a military working dog assigned to 51st Security Forces Squadron, jumps over a training course obstacle at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, March 12, 2019. On March 13, military working dogs are celebrated for National K9 Veterans Day. Additionally, the U.S. Army established the War Dog Program, or K-9 Corps, on this day in 1942. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

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Axel, military working dog assigned with the 51st Security Forces Squadron, readies himself for Staff Sgt. Dequan Roloan-Hoover's order to apprehend the simulated suspect during bite training March 12, 2019, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Here at Osan and across the Air Force, K-9 teams provide a multi-faceted capability in explosive or narcotic substance detection, and suspect apprehension. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

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Axel, military working dog assigned with the 51st Security Forces Squadron, sprints after a simulated suspect during bite training March 12, 2019, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. On March 13, military working dogs are celebrated for National K9 Veterans Day. Additionally, on this day in 1942 the U.S. Army established the War Dog Program, or K-9 Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)