A Very Good Boy Named ‘The Dude’ Sniffs Out Bombs on Patrol with US Troops

Military Working Dogs can do anything U.S. troops do. A Belgian Malinois named “Conan” accompanied the U.S. Army’s Delta Force on a raid to take down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Another Malinois named “Cairo” joined U.S. Navy SEALs on Read More …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Outcry as a quarter of all hero military dogs are put down for being ‘unfit for service’

Dozens of military dogs were put down last year after they were found to be unfit for service. A total of 41 were euthanised when they could no longer perform the demanding roles they were trained for. The dogs were Read More …

Mine detection dog saves Turkish soldiers before being killed by IED

A mine detection dog named “Hüner” died during counter-terror operations after an improvised explosive device (IED) he found went off in southeastern Turkey’s Siirt province on Wednesday. The eight-year-old dog reportedly saved the lives of Turkish Gendarmerie units during the Read More …