German Shepherd Dog Forums - Reply to Topic

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread: National Geograhic: The Dogs of War Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces):
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
06-28-2014 11:22 PM
Doc Read the article last week!
And for my birthday received a copy of the 9/11 book about the rescue dogs from my daughter. I have been accused of being a cold hearted SOB but I still get goosebumps when I read about these special dogs and their handlers.
06-28-2014 05:16 PM
counter
Quote:
Originally Posted by Courtney View Post
If ever given the opportunity check out the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in North Carolina.

The special operations community just gets it right - top notch.

SOF K9 Memorial Foundation - Home
Not sure if you've seen this, but I figured I post for anyone and everyone just in case:

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ument-wow.html
06-25-2014 05:17 PM
Courtney If ever given the opportunity check out the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in North Carolina.

The special operations community just gets it right - top notch.

SOF K9 Memorial Foundation - Home
06-25-2014 05:10 PM
counter I saw the magazine on a rack here at Hickam AFB in Hawaii last week. I actually stopped to look at the pics and glance the article on my dinner break. Great pics, and I'm glad the MWDs and their handlers are getting recognized. I tried to crosstrain from my current job (aircraft maintenance on ejection seats) to Security Forces to work with the MWDs, but I was told I was too high ranking and not needed, and even if I was needed, I would end up being the Kennel Master (a desk job in charge of the MWDs and their handlers) and not actually get to work with the dogs. Then I tried to crosstrain into EOD to dismantle bombs, and again, I was told I was too high ranking, and that I would have to go down 1 rank and leave active duty to go Guard. Nope! So I'll just be happy sticking with my ejection seats, and continue to give respect to our cops and EOD!

I know it's been posted on here before, but there is an adoption program where anyone can apply to adopt a MWD or pup in training (if/when it doesn't pass the evaluation test to become a qualified MWD). The info used to be on the Lackland AFB website under the MWD program.
06-25-2014 04:05 PM
maggie26 Great article. Thanks for sharing. A big thank you to the brave men and women that defend our freedom


Sent from Petguide.com Free App
06-25-2014 01:19 PM
scout172 Oh yes. I have seen that article...
06-25-2014 01:17 PM
Sunflowers
National Geograhic: The Dogs of War

July 2014 has a MWD on the cover.

I read this article on a return flight to the US, and thought about David Winners and Fama, especially since the featured dog, Zenit, also came home with an amputated tail.

His handler, Jose Armenta, was not as lucky as our David. Both legs were blown off by a nasty IED. He did manage to get his dog back, and Zenit, too, is living the good retired life




Thank you to all these brave people for their service.

Here is the article.







Out in front of America’s troops, combat canines and their handlers lead the way onto the most dangerous battlefields on Earth.

By Michael Paterniti
Photograph by Adam Ferguson

Here is Marine Corporal Jose Armenta in his tent on the night before getting blown up in Afghanistan. He jokes with Mulrooney and Berry and the medic the guys have nicknamed “Christ.” He feeds and waters his dog, Zenit, a sable-coat German shepherd. He lets Buyes, who will be dead in three months, ruffle Zenit’s fur, for the radioman is crazy about the dog.

Then he takes Zenit outside in the waning light of this dusty, desert otherworld to train.

They’re happiest like this. Jose has Zenit sit, which the dog does obediently, and then Jose jogs 50 yards down and hides a rubber toy, a Kong, up against a mud wall, covering it with dirt. On Jose’s command, Zenit bursts forward, zigging in search of it, tail wagging. It’s an intricate dance. Voice commands met by precise canine action, always with the same end goal in mind—to find the toy. Tomorrow, on patrol, the objective will be finding not a toy but an improvised explosive device, or IED, one of the Taliban’s most brutally effective weapons against American troops here in what many consider the most dangerous province in one of the world’s most dangerous countries. And no dog can find every bomb every time.


(click link below to read the whole thing)



The Dogs of War | National Geographic Magazine

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:37 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum