Senior Airman Stephen Hanks, 447th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Geri, 447th ESFS patrol and explosive detector dog, look through a window while securing an abandoned building on a routine patrol on Sather Air Base in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 11, 2011. For the last six months Geri and Hanks, have been supporting Operation New Dawn by providing explosive and psychological deterrence. Hanks and Geri are deployed from Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Hanks is from Amherst, Mass. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo)


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