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The Dogs of War: Training, deployment and the golden years

One of the military working dogs waits for his turn ... (Staff Sgt. Carolyn Viss/U.S. Air Force )

One of the military working dogs waits for his turn ... (Staff Sgt. Carolyn Viss/U.S. Air Force )

Veterans returning from wars can often count on a reservoir of goodwill from the public to help them make the transition to civilian life. And there are programs to help them begin new, post-military careers.

But sometimes, it gets complicated.

Eric Falconer, for example, has spent months trying to match up some of the nation’s most steadfast and loyal retired warriors with local law enforcement agencies, but without much luck.

That’s because the vets in question are of the four-legged variety, and their situations and needs are unique. Read More

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