Photographers at the airport in Indianapolis happened to be at the right place at the right time to catch a special moment as a group of soldiers were passing through. The 10 soldiers and two dogs (or, 12 soldiers you could say) had some time before having to move on, and one exhausted soldier decided to get a quick nap in.
And her battle buddy took it upon himself to protect her during her sleep by lying directly on top of her while staying alert serving as an extra set of eyes. It’s ingrained in these dogs to protect and serve their humans at all costs, and it’s heartwarming to see it translate into normal, daily applications. The bond between soldier and dog is ironclad and for life.