Military Dog Photo of the Week: Marines and Their Black Labs

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Mann, a dog handler with Alpha Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and Ty, an improvised explosive device detection dog. Photo courtesy of Kevin Hanrahan’s website.

Ty and Stormy are the top dogs in Kevin Hanrahan’s Military Dog Photo of the Week.

A native of Arlington, Texas, U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Mann is the dog handler  for Ty, an improvised explosive device detection dog.

In the photo to the left, Mann sights in with his infantry automatic rifle while providing security in Afghanistan.

Marines and sailors with 1st LAR and India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conducted clearing and disrupting operations in and around the villages of Sre Kala and Paygel during Operation Highland Thunder in February.

Marines with 1st LAR led the operation on foot, sweeping for enemy weapons and drug caches through 324 square kilometers of rough, previously unoccupied desert and marshland terrain.

Mobile units with1st LAR set up blocking positions and vehicle check points while India Company, 3/3 conducted helicopter inserts to disrupt insurgent freedom of movement.

Stormy, a working dog with the 2nd Battalion 11th Marines Headquarters Battery, takes a break and gets a pat from her owner, Cpl. Bryant Wahlen during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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