More photos of Fons to go with article in September issue of Kennel Talk

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Cailin walking Fons
Cailin walking Fons

Fons’ new playmate is proud that she can walk her dog in heel position.

Fons denies he drank the milk....I'm innocent

What milk?  I don’t remember seeing any milk.

Fons with his KONG toy

Fons wouldn’t leave his KONG toy.  He couldn’t believe he could have it whenever he wanted.

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Last morning at the military kennel before Fons headed to his new home.

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Hubby loved playing with these dogs.  A special new KONG toy for a special new life in retirement.

Lucca K458 More photos to accompany Kennel Talk story in September issue

Lucca and Chris on a search and knock

Photos immediately above and below by SrA Eric Harris.

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Chris Willingham, assigned to the U.S. Army's 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, rewards his dog, Lucca
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Chris Willingham, assigned to the U.S. Army’s 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, rewards his dog, Lucca, after finding a training aid in a training house at Camp Diwaniyah, Iraq, Feb. 18, 2009. Willingham and his fellow dog handlers joined soldiers from the 8th Division Iraqi Army for a training day in order to help the Iraqi soldiers get comfortable working with dogs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eric Harris/Released)

Lucca at the beach

Lucca’s new life.

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Lucca and the two important men in her life.

Lucca enjoying the gardens

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

Go NAVY!

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jeremy Aldrich, attached to Naval Security Force, K-9 Unit, and his military working dog Tyson.

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

Avalanche in Afghanistan

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jason J. Scribner and his military working dog, Streek

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.

Good Day at Fort Benning

At Fort Benning for the presentation of Governor Deal’s original May 18, 2011 Military Dog Handler Day Proclamation.

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 🙂

At Fort Benning for the presentation of Governor Deal’s original May 18, 2011 Military Dog Handler Day Proclamation. At Fort Benning for the presentation of Governor Deal’s original May 18, 2011 Military Dog Handler Day Proclamation. At Fort Benning for the presentation of Governor Deal’s original May 18, 2011 Military Dog Handler Day Proclamation.

10th Mountain Division

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.