Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Marine Veteran Reunites With His Military Dog

"...A U.S. Marine veteran from Albany Park was reunited with an old military buddy at Midway Airport Tuesday, and the wagging tail and kisses prove that absence makes the hound grow fonder....."



Read more at wgntv.com

Friday, May 17, 2019

Mission K9 Reunites Military Dogs With Their Service Members



"...When Cpl. Matt Foster returned from Afghanistan, there were some mornings he’d wake up in a panic.

“I’d think ‘Oh crap, I have to go feed my dog’ so I’d get out of bed to do that and then realize he was gone. And then I’d sit down and it was really hard on me. Getting used to him not being there was really hard.”

Marine veteran, Foster, of Colorado, was partnered with Mick, a black Labrador Retriever, in 2012 while deployed to Afghanistan as part of Task Force Gator. ...."

Read more at Radio.com

Thursday, May 2, 2019

A Look at Military Dog Breeds



"..."Man's best friend" has been by our side for around 10,000 years. Throughout that time we have used dogs for hunting partners, scavengers, emotional support, transportation of beer, sheep herding, night watch, pulling sleds, rat extermination, and a perfect scapegoat with which to blame for our own silent but deadly farts.

Dogs have many uses within the military, too. They've received medals, and they have saved the lives of countless service members. You may just think German Shepard's have solely led the charge in canine use in the military, but—as this list will show—we have more furry friends out there on the battlefield than you might think.
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Read more at Military.com

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....."

Read more at Military.com

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

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