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New Military Working Dog Stamps

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The U.S. Postal Service honors the nation’s brave and loyal canines with the Military Working Dogs Forever stamps. In this booklet of 20, each block of four stamps features one stamp of each of the following breeds — German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Dutch Shepherd and Belgian Malinois — that commonly serve in America’s armed forces. Continue reading New Military Working Dog Stamps

Early Christmas Present for Retiring Military Dogs

Photo by: Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall The U.S. military is trying harder to reunite soldiers with their four-legged battlefield companions, both as a way to readjust service personnel to home life and to get the dogs out of harm's way. (Associated Press - via Washington Times)
Photo by: Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall
The U.S. military is trying harder to reunite soldiers with their four-legged battlefield companions, both as a way to readjust service personnel to home life and to get the dogs out of harm’s way. (Associated Press – via Washington Times)
As part of the defense spending bill signed by President Obama last month, the military is now required to bring retiring K-9s back to the United States at the end of their service. Prior to this important change, if a dog was retired overseas, he or she was simply left in the last country where service was rendered.
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Good News for Military Dogs

shutterstock_12076312From the American Humane Association:
Did you know each military working dog saves the lives of between 150-200 servicemen and women by detecting IEDs and other hidden weapons? Did you also know that despite their service and the generally good efforts of military, there has been no guarantee that military dogs will be reunited with their handlers or bought back to the U.S. after their retirement.

Until now.
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Military Unveils Monument to Dogs in Combat

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This is just a short snippet from NBC, but I thought it was appropriate for Veterans Day. I’m planning a trip to San Antonio this winter, and I’m putting this on my list as a must-see, so I’ll get some up close and personal pictures for you while I”m there.
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