Nope, not the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. But yes, the
coach of the Navy football team gets that salary. The Air Force coach makes
Today reports. By comparison, the Army coach is practically on food stamps,
getting just $610,000. (On the other hand, that still works out to more than
$200,000 per Army win, so far this season.)
video has been circulating around some Military Working Dog groups and I
thought it worthy of space here. Here's the brief note that went with the post,
titled "no leg ski diving, with my dog" -- as I saw it last week:
"I am still rocking!
For those who haven't heard, I was blown up, with my MWD, Axe, Feb 17th of this
year. I lost both of my feet, and was back to work in July. ..."
from documenting an incredible free fall where you actually get a full view of
the dog on a jump, this is emotionally moving footage. Without any fuss it
shows the strong bond between this handler and his dog. There's little else I
can say that would better complement the triumph and joy on display. So just
note: Back in May when FP ran
the epic "War Dog" photo essay after the Osama bin
Laden mission, a fair few readers wrote in concerned that the military dogs
parachuting out of planes were being either being forced or were too frightened
or ill quipped to handle the experience unscathed. For anyone still worried,
pay careful attention to the dog in this video. He's having the time of his
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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008.