Corporal Nick Coffman (USMC) keeping a military working dog’s skills sharp while near the Syrian border in Waleed, Iraq circa 2009. At the remote forward operating base, the Marine dog handler was appreciative of any person willing to put on the cumbersome bite suit under the hot Iraqi summer sun to keep his canine weapon in shape. The 130-degree weather made for a grueling workout for all parties involved, but it left everyone impressed with the skill and dedication displayed by the military working dog.


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