The Story behind “Kilroy Was Here”

He is engraved in stone in the National War Memorial in Washington, DC- back in a small alcove where very few people have seen it. For the WWII generation, this will bring back memories. For you younger folks, it’s a bit of trivia that is a part of our American history. Anyone born in 1913…

Wounded warrior adopts four-legged partner, friend

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – From the moment Staff Sgt. Brian Williams arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to begin his recovery, he had only one request. Carly. Williams was deployed from the 87th Security Forces Squadron when he suffered serious injuries after an improvised explosive device detonated while he was on a…

K9s hone their flight skills

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Several teams of military working dogs and their assigned Mine Detection Dog handlers with 49th Mine Detection Dog Detachment, 5th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, trained with the National Guard rotary-winged flight crew here in order to keep their dogs familiar with the demands of flight…

Samson the friendly dog

BARSTOW, Calif. – Dogs are being used more and more in hospitals, senior citizen homes and retirement homes as therapy dogs to comfort and entertain them while passing the time. One American Bulldog is currently being trained to do just that…Samson, the two-year-old ‘son’ of William and Miriam Hemme, has spent numerous hours in training…

100th year of the German Shepherd Dog in America

100 Years of German Shepherd Dogs in America to be celebrated at National Specialty Dog Show and WUSV World Trials Working Dog Championship October 6-20, 2013   Centennial Celebration of 100 years of German Shepherd Dogs in America Dream Park (Gloucester NJ) and PPL Park (Philadelphia PA) October 6-20, 2013   Philadelphia, PA–The top German…

Army creates new MOS for dog handlers

Dog handlers have a new MOS. A new military occupational specialty, 31K, is opening for military police soldiers who serve as working dog handlers. Junior enlisted MPs in the ranks of private through nonpromotable specialist in MOS 31B who hold additional skill identifier Z6 automatically will be transferred to 31K on Oct. 1, 2014. A…