United States War Dogs Association Newsletter.

                Canines with: Courage – Honor – Loyalty                  January 2013   MESS WITH THESE ‘ALPHA DOGS,’ AND THEY WON’T HESITATE TO BITE YOUR HEAD OFF The United States War Dogs Association has teamed with Nat Geo WILD, short for National Geographic WILD to promote a new and…

Military Dogs To Help With Inauguration Security

Military working dogs will play a key role at President Obama’s inauguration next week. Col. Jesse D. Galvan, who serves as the provost marshal for Joint Task Force-National Capital Region/Military District of Washington, was quoted in an Army press release as saying his organization would help provide support to the Secret Service. Read More:

Can mass spectrometers rival the canine nose?

Locating survivors trapped within rubble is a demanding job. Dogs are the best tool we have at the present time but they have difficulty identifying the victims most in need of help, namely, those that are still alive. Meanwhile, man’s answer to Fido’s soggy snout, the mass spectrometer, has been improved to the point that…

Local soldier and dog ride in Rose Parade

Local viewers of the 124th Annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., saw two familiar faces on television New Year’s Day. Gabe, a 9-year-old Labrador with an impressive military background, who was recently named the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog; and his handler Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles “Chuck” Shuck, a native of Lansford now…

Airman serves country with man’s best friend

  Most dogs are content to chase after a ball, but Besy, a 5-year-old, 63-pound German Shepherd, finds satisfaction in searching for explosives. Besy is the military working dog paired with Staff Sgt. Samantha Navarrete, 27, a Midland native stationed at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. She has been in the Air Force for…

Dogs: The Furry, Faithful Secret Weapons of WWII

They had the fate of the world in their hands, and their faithful dogs by their side. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his two top generals waged war against the Nazis, the men all relied on a secret weapon: their dogs. Dog-lover and author Kathleen Kinsolving is convinced the dogs helped FDR, and Gens. George Patton…