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  • K-9 remains resilient, bonds with handler

    Only months after recovering from hip dysplasia, Gina, an 8-year-old military working dog at Royal Air Force Lakenheath was diagnosed with yet another ailment. In February, a cancerous tumor was discovered on her mouth.
  • Ellsworth first CONUS base to run indoor K-9 facility

    Ellsworth Air Force Base became the first Air Force base in the continental U.S. to have an indoor training facility for its four-legged defenders when it became operational last fall.
  • Vet clinic supports MWD program with care, training

    Military working dogs require extensive medical care to keep their noses in good working condition to help sniff out drugs and explosives and aid in base security.
  • US, UK K-9 units build partnerships with joint training

    Members of the 100th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Unit and the Central Region U.K. Border Force trained alongside one another June 16, on Royal Air Force Mildenhall.
  • Building a bond like no other

    Walking through the 366th Security Forces Squadron dog kennel, barking erupts from all directions. Staff Sgt. Benjamin Vanney makes his way to his new military working dog, Rony. He smiles at the sight of Rony jumping around in excitement, ready for a new day of training. Having only been together for a week, the two are still getting to know each other. Developing a bond between handlers and their dogs is vital to the success of the military working dog team.
  • Promotion of therapy dog highlights importance of Warrior Care

    A second lieutenant at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center had the honor to be promoted directly to the rank of major by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III here Nov. 12.
  • No greater friend

    Service dogs can range from being a person's eyes, sensing a seizure or low blood sugar, to sniffing out improvised explosive devices on the battlefield. For some of the Air Force's wounded warrior athletes, service dogs provide so much more than just physical assistance.
  • Four-legged Airmen acclimate to airpower

    The 6th Security Forces Squadron military working dog section teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to familiarize four MWD's with being in the presence of and flying in a helicopter, June 30, at Air Station Clearwater, Florida.
  • Travis AFB hosts historic MWD trial

    The Travis Air Force Base trial brought 66 competitors from 29 different agencies to the base, with more than 400 spectators in attendance. The competition tested the ability of military working dog handlers and canines to work in cohesion in the fields of explosives and narcotics detection, agility, obedience, field search, patrol and protection
  • Injured Airman returns to duty, celebrates promotion

    Staff Sgt. Brian Williams of the 87th Security Forces Squadron is just like any other Airman. He has been in the Air Force for 13 years, has deployed six times and served as a military working dog handler at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., since 2011.
  • Wounded warrior adopts four-legged partner, friend

    From the moment Staff Sgt. Brian Williams arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to begin his recovery, he had only one request. Carly. Williams was deployed from the 87th Security Forces Squadron when he sustained serious injuries after an roadside bomb detonated while he was on a mission April 25, 2012, outside Kandahar Airfield
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