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Man Gives Everything to Care for 12 Military Dogs After Their Return From War

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in News | 0 comments

A dozen four-legged heroes bravely served our country overseas, saving thousands of American lives. But for the past year and a half, they’d been living in limbo at a kennel in Chester, Virginia, while a contract company who purchased the dogs from the Department of Defense tried to place them as therapy dogs. The new job for the dogs never came through, leaving the kennel owner to care for them indefinitely. Read...

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New Bill Would Bring Retired War Dogs Home

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in News | 0 comments

WASHINGTON — In 1966, Ron Aiello and his German shepherd, Stormy, became one of the first 30 soldier-dog pairs to be deployed to fight in the Vietnam War. For two years, the duo patrolled the jungles of Vietnam, where Stormy was trained to sniff out enemy fighters and explosives. When Aiello’s tour ended and he was forced to leave his dog behind, he spent three hours educating the new handler about Stormy’s likes and dislikes.   Read...

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The U.S. military is failing its canine veterans. Inside one Marine’s fight to save her dog.

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in News | 0 comments

LOS ANGELES — Something was wrong with Baddy. It had been eight months since Charlsie Hoffman adopted the handsome 10-year-old Belgian Malinois, and together they had gotten used to taking long, uneventful walks around the neighborhood. Today started out the same. The sun was shining. The palms were swaying. And then, suddenly, Baddy stopped.   Watch Video and Read...

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The 9 Biggest Myths About Military Working Dogs

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Military working dogs have been thrust into the media spotlight over the last few years, bringing awareness to the critical roles they play in the U.S. armed forces. While once considered “unsung heroes,” multiple books, television shows, and even a military working dog monument have brought attention to their service. Read...

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BLAST FORCE The Invisible War on the Brain

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Brain trauma from blast force is the signature injury of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, afflicting hundreds of thousands of U.S. combat personnel. Although unseen, the damage strikes deeply into a soldier’s mind and psyche. Read...

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