Unit Ministry Dog Boosts Morale
1st Lt. Spencer Fusselman (Chaplain candidate) and his Unit Ministry Dog, Capt. Blue, from the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, based in Grand Prairie, Texas, visit Soldiers at the gunnery ranges during Operation Cold Steel III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov 12, 2018. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher J. Sofia) She is a Military Working Dog specially trained by Patriot Paws Service Dogs, to care for her handler as well as Soldiers in need. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice as part of Ready Force X and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world.