Monday, April 20, 2020

The Dog That Helped Catch Osama bin Laden

"...When Navy SEAL Will Chesney first met a military working dog named Cairo, he didn’t know this canine would be The One:
a fearless warrior with a soft side, an attack dog who would know the difference between a baby and a bad guy, the lone non-human US soldier to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound in 2011.."

Read more at the New York Post

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....."


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. ...."


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.


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