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    Two Dogs Die on PCS Flight from South Korea to Seattle, 1 Year After String of Pet Deaths

    Two Dogs Die on PCS Flight from South Korea to Seattle, 1 Year After String of Pet Deaths

    Two dogs died aboard a Patriot Express flight between Osan in South and Seattle on Thursday, roughly a year after the Air Force announced new policies following a string of pet deaths.

    Jessica Brown, a spokeswoman for Air Mobility Command, told .com in an emailed statement that the dogs were found dead once the Patriot Express flight landed in Seattle. One was a French bulldog, and the other was an English bulldog; their names were not disclosed.

    The dogs and their owners boarded their flight at Osan Air Base and had a four-hour stop at Misawa Air Base in Japan before their final landing in Seattle.

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    “During that time, the pets were off-loaded and connected with their owners to visit and walk them before passengers and pets were boarded,” Brown said. “While there was an additional delay after everyone was loaded due to the need to adjust the flight plan for weather, the pets were checked again prior to takeoff when they were found to be in good condition and with water.”

    Brown said Air Mobility Command leadership is “analyzing the circumstances of this mission” and did not have a timeline or a presumed cause of death for the two dogs.

    Patriot Express, which is managed by Air Mobility Command, is a flight option for service members who receive permanent change of station, or PCS, orders and must…

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