Vito, a 2-year-old military working dog, awaits a command from his handler at the Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, MWD obstacle course April 5, 2012. Military working dogs are used by the Department of Defense as a resource for explosive and drug detection as well as patrol work.
Military Working Dogs Around the World Heading outside the wire - Explosive Detection Dog Bundy and handler Sapper David Brown about to patrol the Mirabad Valley
Longest serving military working dog retires. 1/31/2013 at the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho a retirement ceremony is being held for the longest-serving military working dog in the Department of Defense. For twelve years Tanja, a Belgian Malinois has served as a detection and patrol dog and is now looking forward to retirement with her current handler.
Master at Arms First Class Nick Webster, U.S. Navy, carries Fergina, a six-year-old patrol/explosive detection dog, as they compete in the Department of Defense Military Working Dog K-9 Trials at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland on Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Whiskey, an explosive protection military working dog relaxing between the legs of his handler
U.S. Marine Cpl. Sean Grady, a dog handler and pointman with Echo Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and Ace, an improvised explosive device detection dog, post security during a dismounted patrol here, April 27, 2012.
Military members stand at attention as service flags raised at US Military Working Dog Teams National Monument Oct.28,Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.JBSA-Lackland is home to Department of Defense Military Working Dog Program & where the US Armed Forces been training military working dog teams since 1958.World's largest training center for military dogs & handlers & also home to largest veterinary hospital for military working dogs.(USAF Benjamin Faske)
Lance Cpl. Thomas Foster takes a rest with his military working dog Diamond during a patrol through Boldak, Afghanistan March 6. Foster is a member of Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment.
President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act THAT DECLARES THAT OUR MILITARY WORKING DOGS OF ALL BREEDS WILL NO LONGER BE CLASSIFIED AS "MILITARY EQUIPMENT" TO BE LEFT BEHIND IN FOREIGN LANDS...BUT AS MILITARY VETERANS. THESE DOGS NOW WILL BE RETURNING TO LACKLAND AFB IN SAN ANTONIO TEXAS FOR THEIR SERVICES AS US HEROES. THEY WILL BE EVALUATED, AND RETRAINED AND RE-HOMED IF NEEDED.
5th Deployment and he doesn't realize he's a dog yet. Military Working Dog (MWD) German Shepherd Dog (GSD).
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Hop to It! A rabbit leaps over a hurdle as part of an obstacle course at the 5th Open Rabbit Sport Tournament in Rommerz, Germany. Eighty
This is Elfriede Rinkel. In her twenties she was a guard at Ravensbrück. At the tail end of the Second World War, from June 1944 to April 1945, she was an acting handler of the viciously trained SS guard dogs. In 1959 Rinkel left for the United States where she was admitted as an immigrant. In the 1960s she met a German Jew, Fred William Rinkel and they married in 1962. Her husband had fled Nazi Germany and escaped the Holocaust but died never knowing of his wife’s past.
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Rose, 6th MP Detachment military working dog handler, gives his partner, Micki, a Belgian Malinois, a bath at the MP kennel prior to deploying to the Middle East July 1. Both returned home safely Nov. 1.
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