A dog rides in a U.S. Soldier’s backpack on Combat Outpost Jeleran, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2009. The dog, named Cookie, is the unofficial mascot of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II (Photo by U.S. Army)
Because I love our soldiers (or in this case Airmen) and they love their pets. General Order #1 be damned!