Military Service Dogs http://tpr.org en National Monument Honors Military Working Dogs http://tpr.org/post/national-monument-honors-military-working-dogs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The nation’s top military commanders watched the flags from each branch of the service unfurl over the new U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National monument, placed at Joint Base San </span>Antonio-Lackland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in honor of the training site as well as the canine trainees.</span></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:05:41 +0000 Eileen Pace 21037 at http://tpr.org National Monument Honors Military Working Dogs Four Military Working Dogs Honored for Service to Their Country http://tpr.org/post/four-military-working-dogs-honored-service-their-country <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They served a total of 32 years of faithful service to their country, and Tuesday, they retired.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four members of the Canine Security Forces were formally honored at a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 03:54:05 +0000 Eileen Pace 13760 at http://tpr.org Four Military Working Dogs Honored for Service to Their Country Military Dogs Showing Signs Of PTSD From Combat Deployments http://tpr.org/post/military-dogs-showing-signs-ptsd-combat-deployments <p>America’s wars have long taken their toll on the people who fight them, and the recent attention to post-traumatic stress disorder has helped improve treatment for those who suffer; however, nightly newscasts and newspaper headlines never mention the military working dogs who are also changed by the combat zone.</p><p>"Ultimately we want these dogs to become military working dogs and go down range and save lives,” said Tech. Sgt. Joe Null, who fosters canine companions for the first few months of their lives to socialize them.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:19:34 +0000 Ryan Loyd 6804 at http://tpr.org Military Dogs Showing Signs Of PTSD From Combat Deployments Military Working Dog Awarded Certificate of Heroism for Bravery in Combat http://tpr.org/post/military-working-dog-awarded-certificate-heroism-bravery-combat <p>Like any other four-legged friend, she’s pretty happy and lovable, but Layka, a Belgian Malinois, is more than man’s best friend. She is literally a life-saver.</p><p>As the ceremony began, a serviceman read the award aloud to the crowd gathered to celebrate Layka.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:06:48 +0000 Ryan Loyd 490 at http://tpr.org Military Working Dog Awarded Certificate of Heroism for Bravery in Combat