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Air Force Allows Airman to Adopt Rex

By: Associated Press/KKTV
By: Associated Press/KKTV

Air Force officials say they've allowed an injured airman to adopt the military dog that was with her in Iraq when a Humvee exploded in June.

A ceremony uniting Technical Sergeant Jamie Dana and Rex will happen today at Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs.

Dana suffered severe internal injuries in the explosion.

She originally was barred from adopting Rex last year, because the German shepherd still needed to work the remaining five years of his useful life before he could be adopted.

But Congress last month passed legislation, which was then signed by the president, that allows exceptions to the law prohibiting the adoption of military working dogs before the end of their useful life.


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