From Army Times Frontline Photos:
Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Mascolo of the 35th Security Force Squadron and his military working dog, Ajax, await a helicopter pickup outside Forward Operating Base Normandy, Iraq, on Feb. 28. Ajax is wearing “doggles” to prevent sand and debris from getting in his eyes during sandstorms or when near helicopters. Mascolo and Ajax had completed a security sweep of a farmhouse looking for weapons and materials used to make improvised explosive devices.