Sgt. Stubby, The Canine World War I Hero From New Haven

One of the most famous combat veterans from World War I is a stray bull terrier mutt from New Havenwhose wartime exploits made him the first military dog to be promoted to sergeant. When Stubby died in April 1926, the New York Times ran a half-page obituary that began, “Stubby is dead.” There was no need to explain…

Paws among paratroopers: Therapy dog calms, uplifts and heals

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – The cold morning air sent chills across paratroopers’ skin as they waited for the four-mile division run to start. Everyone appeared cold, except for one. Lt. Col. Lexy appeared impervious to the chilled breeze as she visited shivering paratroopers standing in formation — it must have been her fur coat that…

Dogs at War: Judy, Canine Prisoner of War

The sea was slick with oil, littered with debris, and crowded with panicked men who moments before had been aboard the S.S.Van Warwyck when it came under attack. But there in the water was a dog, swimming to the foundering men, guiding them to floating pieces of the wreckage or letting them hold on to her…

WAR DOGS – National Geographic, June 2014 Issue.

“The following is an excerpt from the June issue of “National Geographic”   Out in front of America’s troops, combat canines and their handlers lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on Earth. Here is Marine Corporal Jose Armenta in his tent on the night before getting blown up in Afghanistan. He jokes with Mulrooney and…

The Dogs of War

Here is Marine Corporal Jose Armentain his tent on the night before getting blown up in Afghanistan. He jokes with Mulrooney and Berry and the medic the guys have nicknamed “Christ.” He feeds and waters his dog, Zenit, a sable-coat German shepherd. He lets Buyes, who will be dead in three months, ruffle Zenit’s fur,…

FREE Rx Prescription Drug program for Retired U. S. Military Working Dogs

2014-05-09 22:27:42 – These Military Working Dogs retire with sicknesses such as arthritis, posttraumatic stress syndrome, hearing loss, depression, anxiety, Epilepsy, bowl inflammation, skin problems, Thyroid Deficiency, stomach ulcers, heart worms, etc. In an effort to help the individuals (adopted parents) pay for the Retired Military Working Dogs medical needs, the United States War Dogs Association has put together a FREE Rx Prescription Drug…

Military Working Dog team visits students

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – A military working dog team from the 510th Military Police Detachment (Military Working Dog), 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gave a presentation to students Feb. 26, at Wassom Middle School on Fort Campbell, Ky. During the visit, two soldiers and a dog taught 17…

Marine finds strength in furry companion

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – While deployed to Afghanistan, Cpl. Joey Nunez experienced one the most dangerous events of his life. However, he is forever grateful that his companion, Vicky, was with him. Nunez, a military working dog handler with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, was wounded during a patrol. He said that having his dog by…