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HURRICANE POINT, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (March 12, 2005) -- Lance Cpl. Marshall S. Spring, a military dog handler with Operation Force Protection, I Marine Expeditionary Force, throws a tennis ball for his partner, Rex, a three-year-old Belgium Malonois, to chase. Spring, 21, of Ashland, Oregon, and Rex are deployed here from Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom while attached to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. They have the mission of conducting random vehicle checks at the three vehicle checkpoints just outside the camp's perimeter. (Official United States Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tom Sloan)