We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 3, 2009

Thu Dec. 3, 2009 5:59 AM EST

A dog rides in a US Soldier's backpack on Combat Outpost Jeleran, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2009. The dog, named Cookie, is the unofficial mascot of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment. (US Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II.)