WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) – The service dog who captured America’s heart for his loyalty to former President George H.W. Bush has a new job helping veterans.

Sully joined other service dogs Wednesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.

His main assignment will be assisting solders with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The 2-year-old yellow Labrador was named after Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, of the “Miracle on the Hudson,” and was trained on Long Island.

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He gained worldwide attention when he was seen laying in front of the late president’s flag-draped casket.

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Read more about Sully’s new role here.

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