Dec 4, 2009

HURRICANE POINT, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (March 12, 2005) - While on the job, Rex, a three-year-old Belgium Malonois, stands by his handler Lance Cpl. Marshall S. Spring, a military dog handler with Operation Force Protection, I Marine Expeditionary Force. 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. The two have developed a special bond between them. (Official United States Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tom Sloan)

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