Melton military dog shortlisted for national award

A military dog based at Melton credited with saving the lives of ‘countless’ soldiers by detecting explosive devices during a long career serving in war zones has been shortlisted for a special national award. VROOM, a Melton military dog who Read More …

Doggone bombs: Team MacDill integrates joint force counter-IED training

Success on the battlefield is dependent upon the ability of Airmen to execute their duties at an optimum level. Units from different specialties lean on each other’s experience and expertise to be able to execute missions with precision. For Airmen Read More …

Colombian troops airlift army sniffer dog to hospital after it is bitten by a snake while searching for explosives

The troops, from the Hercules task force, had been investigating a coca crop and Luna was there to detect any mines or explosives set up by a drug gang to deter the authorities, according to local reports. Luna was sniffing Read More …

Conan, dog injured in al Baghdadi raid, honored by President Trump at White House

The dog injured during the mission that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was honored Monday afternoon during a surprise ceremony at the White House, with President Trump, Vice President Pence and First Lady Melania in attendance. Conan, a Belgian Malinois who was named after talk Read More …

Why explosives detectors still can’t beat a dog’s nose

As of 2016, the US military counted over 1,740 military working dogs among its ranks. At Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, the military breeds its own sleek puppies—mainly German shepherds and Belgian Malinois—who are groomed for military service Read More …

A helping paw: Michigan Air National Guard partnership provides venue for multinational K9 law enforcement training

“Good boy, Ryker, good boy.” Jed Avery, a deputy with the Osceola County Sherriff’s Department, Reed City, Michigan, tussles the Dutch shepherd’s neck, offering a bite at his favorite chew toy. Only seconds ago, the canine had lit into action, Read More …

Meet this year’s top military working dog

A Marine had been injured by an IED, an improvised explosive device, so the pair were looking for other bombs in the area. Suddenly, Tarwoe stepped on a buried IED, and it exploded, killing him. Yeager suffered shrapnel wounds that Read More …