Albany Marine K-9 unit heads to Atlanta for recognition

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Military working dogs at the Marine Corps Logistics Base took a field trip on Thursday to the Georgia Capitol.

Thursday was recognized as "Military Working Dog Day" at the Georgia Capitol. MCLB Kennel Master Angela Dunwoody took two dogs and their handlers to Atlanta to participate in a program to recognize the team.

The dogs are trained to sniff out drugs or explosive materials.

In related news the base told us that retired marine K-9 "Lex" passed away. The base issued this statement about Lex: "Our hearts and prayers go out the Lee family for their loss. Lex, a retired Marine Corps K-9, served the Marine Corps honorably from January 2002 to December 2007. Lex and Corporal Dustin Lee, Lex's handler, had a special bond â| a unique bond shared only between a military working dog and his handler. They invested much time and energy keeping this base safe. They are part of Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany's history and their memory will be immortalized for the sacrifices they paid for our freedom," according to Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany officials.