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May 2014

Good Day to Remember that Freedom Isn't Free - Memorial Day Salute 2014

memorial day 2010- bill petros - 228   To all service members in all branches of our U.S. armed forces, we thank you for your courage, your strength, and your sacrifices. I would like to take a moment to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of our U.S. military servicemen and women. I'm sure you've seen a lot of images on the internet stating "Memorial Day is not another BBQ".  Let's take that to heart.  Many men and women have made great sacrifices to ensure our freedom.  They have been uncomfortable so we can be comfortable.  They have endured sleepless nights, no food, little shelter, and risk daily danger to their lives so we can be safe.  Some have made the ultimate sacrifice by saving their friends and fighting for our country. ... Read more
Posted by Amy Juelich on May 23rd, 2014 :: Filed under: Blog,Military,Memorial Day,Military,SOT

What happens to Military Working Dogs when they retire?

U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, conduct a patrol near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan. 30, 2014. The patrol was conducted to disrupt enemy activity in the area. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery B. Martin/ Released) What happens when an MWD retires? Military Working Dogs serve long, useful careers, working for the Department of Defense for at least 10-12 years.  Before 2000, when it came time to retire, most of the dogs were euthanized.  Fortunately with "Robby's Law" that was passed on November 6, 2000, retired military dogs can be adopted out.  Now hundreds of dogs are adopted out of Lackland Air Force base in Texas each year.  Some are retired because of age or health reasons, and others because they couldn't obtain or maintain their certifications.  The dogs must maintain a 95% rate of accuracy in order to be used in service. Handlers Adopt First Adoption dibs go first to the most recent handler.  Such a strong bond is created between the dog and ... Read more
Posted by Amy Juelich on May 22nd, 2014 :: Filed under: Blog,Military,Military Working Dogs,MWD Adoption,SOT