Monday, March 11, 2019

Military K9 Retires After 8-Year Career

"... After nearly eight years of military service, the oldest military working dog at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will, for the first time, become somebody's pet.

Military Working Dog Kimba, an 11-year-old Belgian Malinois serving with JBER's 673rd Security Forces Squadron, retired Friday in a ceremony attended by four of her canine comrades.

Her career had included everything from foot patrols of the base to drug detection to demonstration patrols....."


Friday, February 1, 2019

Military Working Dogs to be Recognized with USPS Stamps

"...The Postal Service honors the nation’s brave and loyal military working dogs with this new booklet of 20 stamps.

Each block of four stamps features one stamp of each of the following breeds — German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Belgian Malinois and Dutch shepherd — that commonly serve in America's armed forces.

The background of each stamp features a detail of a white star. A star appears in the center of each block. The stylized digital illustrations are in red, white, blue and gold to represent the American flag and patriotism.

The art was created by DKNG Studios.

Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps....."

Source: USPS

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

American Humane's Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage Awarded to Military Dogs

"....Five working U.S. military dogs were honored Wednesday with American Humane’s Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage.

The dogs were honored for extraordinary valor and service to the country with awards created by American Humane and philanthropist Lois Pope.

“These remarkable dogs work side-by-side with the men and women of our armed forces, performing vitally important and life-saving work, while putting their own lives on the line for our country,” Pope said.

“It is high time that their valiant sacrifices and contributions to our nation and our men and women in uniform are properly recognized at the highest levels.”

The award winners include Coffee, Alphie, Capa, Ranger and Gabe...."

Read more at Click on Detroit

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Military Working Dog Febe Honored

"...Though he was responsible for handling several military working dogs during his time in the U.S. Air Force, retired Tech Sgt. Tommy Hollis always considered Febe to be his favorite.

The lovable, black German Shepherd accompanied Hollis to Iraq, where they spent six months together before returning home safely.

While it wasn’t possible for Hollis and Febe to retire at the same time, Hollis made sure he was first in line to adopt the dog when Febe retired from service a year after him in 2015.

And finally, on Tuesday morning, Hollis was there to escort his friend to Barksdale Air Force Base to say one last goodbye..."

Read more at USA Today

Saturday, September 24, 2016

War Dog To Receive Full Military Honors Saturday

"...A war veteran who served two tours in Iraq will soon receive full military honors at her memorial service.

Iireland, a military working dog, passed away one month ago.

On Saturday, she will become the first military dog to be recognized for her service at Camp Nelson...."


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pet Resort Helps Nonprofit Rehabilitate Military Dogs

"...Rover Oaks Pet Resort just wrapped up its sixth annual Operation: War Dogs fundraiser.

It raised more than $23,500 to help the nonprofit organization Mission K9 Rescue provide medical care, transportation and homes for retiring military and working dogs.

Steve Smith, owner of Rover Oaks, said giving back to the community has been part of his mission since he started the doggy daycare, pet spa and boarding facility in 2001...."

Read more at the Houston Chronicle

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Military Dogs With Tougher Jobs Than You

"...In honor of National Pet day, we figured what better way to celebrate mans best friend than taking a look at pups that serve our country !

Take a look at these 7 military dogs whose jobs are tougher than yours...."

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