SAR Dog on a Chinook
El Paso County Search and Rescue K-9 Tucker watches as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter he is in takes off for an exercise search and rescue mission for a simulated crashed aircraft at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. Springs, Colo. during a Vigilant Guard exercise, July 22, 2013. The Vigilant Guard exercise is a weeklong exercise full of scenarios based on wildfires, tornadoes, air craft accidents, hazmat response, search and rescue, triage, medevac and other emergency-response measures. The training and experience gained from this exercise will provide the Colorado National Guard and supporting military units an opportunity to improve cooperation and operational relationships with their local, state, private sector, non-governmental organizations and federal partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)

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Photo by: Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf |  VIRIN: 130722-Z-BR512-055.JPG