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Spokesman Review: Old dog, New Deployment

SPOKESMAN.COM - Lucky, a military dog based at Fairchild Air Force Base, may be 10 years old and a two-time cancer survivor, but he's also young enough to take on a fourth tour of duty overseas.

Lucky and his new handler, Staff Sgt. Chris Fall, were scheduled to depart this morning for Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan after veterinarians at Fairchild gave Lucky the green light.

He and Fall will patrol the grounds at Manas, a relatively safe job compared with Lucky's previous assignments searching for improvised bombs and weapons caches in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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