Soldiers and Military Working Dogs, with the 209th Military Police Detachment, celebrate the official designation of Military Dog Handler Day in the state of Georgia thanks to lobbying efforts from the non-profit group, Military Working Dog Team Support Association. Photos by Susanna Avery-Lynch
Photos immediately above and below by SrA Eric Harris.
Lucca’s new life.
Lucca and the two important men in her life.
Lucca exploring her new life.
These photos are additional photos that go with the story about Lucca in the September issue of Kennel Talk. If you haven’t received your copy, you may register for a free subscription at www.mwdtsa.org
Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jeremy Aldrich, attached to Naval Security Force, K-9 Unit, and his military working dog Tyson a four-year-old Blue Belgium Malanois, take a little break for some fun at the obstacle course on base. Aldrich has worked with Tyson for 18 months in support the base mission in providing security to the base and the Mina Salman pier. (This is an older photo, but wanted to share because I like it so much and wanted to shout out to the handler!)
U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jennifer A. Villalovos
Staff Sgt. Erick Martinez, a military dog handler, carries Argo II March 4, 2011, during an exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to build loyalty, trust and teamwork between the K-9s and their handlers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Allen Stokes)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jason J. Scribner and his military working dog, Streek, attend an outdoor concert given by Avalanche, the 10th Mountain Division’s rock band, at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 28, 2011. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Terrance J. Solin Jr./Released)
Thank you Jason and Streek for your work in Helmand Province. We love this great photo.
(BTW, love the name Avalanche, how appropriate for a band from the 10th Mountain Division.)
What a great day today. Thanks to the technology of Facebook, we were able to learn that our care packages arrived in a tiny outpost in Afghanistan today. Made me smile to think that two hard working dogs will have new toys and treats today and that two hard working handlers will know they’ve been remembered. Love you guys.
MWDTSA made its way to Fort Benning for the presentation of Governor Deal’s original 2011 Military Dog Handler Day Proclamation.
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Enjoy the photos. Thanks to all of our friends at Fort Benning and all of the folks attending. What an awesome day. We did miss those handlers who are currently deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with one who is in pre-deployment mode. AND, always miss, Von Loh, who will remain part of my Fort Benning memories, even if he is stationed elsewhere in the world 🙂
I fell in love with this photo of members of the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan. The 10th of Fort Drum NY has an interesting history of training to acclimate in the event of mountain warfare. In this photo U.S. Soldiers, from the 10th Mountain Division, a K-9 unit, alongside Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Tream 25th Infantry Division, Focus Targeting Force, use a Military Working Dog to track down suspected insurgents, during an air assault mission to capture insurgent personnel in the Ghanzi province of Afghanistan, July 17, 2009. (US Army phoito by Spc. Matthew Freire/Released.) I can’t help but believe some of our Combat Tracker dog handlers from Vietnam will see their work as a foundation for these current tracking dogs Seek on, track on.