A dog rides in a U.S. Soldier’s backpack at Combat Outpost Jeleran, Afghanistan. The dog, named Cookie, is the unofficial mascot of 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment. 

A dog rides in a U.S. Soldier’s backpack at Combat Outpost Jeleran, Afghanistan. The dog, named Cookie, is the unofficial mascot of 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment.