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Promotion Ceremony in honor of Therapy Dog Maj. Blondie.
Second Lt. Goldie, a therapy dog from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, receives his oak leaf clusters for the rank of major, with his handler, Maj. Regina Owens, a psychiatric nurse, Nov. 12, 2014, in the Pentagon. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III hosted the ceremony to highlight one of Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James' priority, "Taking Care of People." Goldie, along with a team of therapy dogs, provides comfort to the hospital's patients and family members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

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Photo by: Scott M. Ash |  VIRIN: 141112-F-EK235-195.JPG