Army Times: Military Working Dogs Smarter than Junior Officers

New York, NY – Military Working Dogs are more intelligent than second and first lieutenants, according to an article to be published next week in Army Times. The article, titled “Who’s Got the Smarts?” examines groups of soldiers from different ranks, military occupation specialties, and career branches, and then orders them by intelligence. “We factored…

Memorial for first female handler KIA

  Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Memorial for first female handler KIA By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent On January 12, a bronze plaque was unveiled in front of the kennels at Fort Belvoir bearing the facility’s new name: “Sgt. Zainah “Caye” Creamer Military Working Dog Kennels.” It was a year ago…

Summer postcard series — A little 29-Palms pick me up

Military working dog handlers with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I-MEF, have been participating in Large Scale Exercise-1, Javelin Thrust 2012. From left to right: Cpl. John Brady, with his patrol explosive detector dog, Tesa. Cpl. Fidel Rodriguez, with his combat tracker dog, Aron. Cpl. Dwight Jackson, with his patrol explosive detector dog, Hugo. Lance Cpl.…

Fort Jackson military dog up for hero award

On Oct. 6, Gabe, a weapons sniffing dog at Fort Jackson who conducted 210 combat missions in Iraq – and has more than 20,000 Facebook friends – will be cooling his paws at the Beverly Hills Hilton with the likes of Betty White and Whoopi Goldberg. The 10-year-old lab mix — who was rescued as…

Summer Post Card Series: Butch, A fathers best bud.

I came across this wonderful photo of Butch and war-dog tribute in his honor on United States War Dog Association’s Facebook page this week. I got in touch with the owner of the photograph, Tonja Dubois, and not only did she graciously give permission to share the image here (a photograph her father carried in…

Marine Corps creates law enforcement battalions

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.     (AP) — The Marine Corps has created its first law enforcement battalions – a lean, specialized force of military police officers that it hopes can quickly deploy worldwide to help investigate crimes from terrorism to drug trafficking and train fledgling security forces in allied nations. Read More:

Warrior Walk 2012

Your Mission Should You Choose To Accept It…. The Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of Polk County in conjunction with the Polk County Veteran’s Council would like to invite you to a patriotic Themed “Warrior Walk” around beautiful Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, Florida.     Read More: