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Military Working Dogs: JBSA’s four-legged defenders
September 16, 2021
— Members and canines from the 902nd Security Forces Squadron’s military working dog section train daily together to practice operations such as drug and explosive detection, aggressor apprehension, specialized missions, and daily base patrols...
International military students tour military working dog facilities
July 8, 2021
— More than 50 international students recently took a break from their courses at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy for a field studies program that took them away from their desks and into the facilities that house military working dogs...
AFSFC assessment tool improves health, readiness of military working dogs
July 6, 2021
— The upgrades are a result of Kennel Health Assessment 2.0, Air Force Security Forces Center’s web-based evaluation system that tracks and evaluates the condition of military working dog kennel facilities across the Air Force...
Working dog team travels overseas to purchase four-legged trainees
June 25, 2021
— Travel is a regularity for the 341st Training Squadron and Department of Defense Veterinary Service working dog procurement team. These trips are vital to procure working dogs for the DOD and Transportation Security Administration...
Showcase highlights talents of 37th Training Group
June 11, 2021
— Approximately 800 technical training students, permanent party Airmen and their families got a firsthand view of several Air Force career fields during the 37th Training Group Showcase held May 14...
Physical, occupational therapy addresses injury prevention for MWD handlers
April 21, 2021
— In a physically and mentally demanding occupation, military working dog handlers with the 341st Training Squadron are exposed to risks. These risks are typically workplace injuries...
Air Force Security Forces Center to improve U.S. government-wide working dog programs
March 4, 2021
— The Air Force Security Forces Center-led Government Working Dog Category Intelligence Team aims to improve the cost, process and procurement of government working dogs across 14 federal agencies. ...
AMEDD Board tests Canine Thermal Monitor, Mobile Application and Collar at JBSA-Lackland
September 4, 2020
— The U.S. Army Medical Department Board, or USAMEDDBD, assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, conducted an operational assessment of the Canine Thermal Monitor, Mobile Application and Collar at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Aug. 17-21...
AFSFC launches software to monitor health of Military Working Dogs
July 17, 2020
— The Air Force Security Forces Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has officially launched the Kennel Health Assessment 2.0 project to ascertain the holistic state of all of the kennels across the U.S. Air Force and ensure the well-being of all Military Working Dogs...
Ruck Racism: JBSA community leans in
June 18, 2020
— People from across Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland came together as a military community June 13 in a show of solitary in hopes to bring awareness and compassion to a very sensitive and complex topic. This Ruck Racism event was an opportunity to take a moment to express, to listen, to understand, and to reflect as wingmen. ...
SA Rotary Club members virtually immerse in K-9 handler training
June 9, 2020
— Cadre members of the 341st Training Squadron’s K-9 Handlers course at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland showcased the training military members undergo to become military working dog handlers during a virtual demonstration for members of the San Antonio Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, June 3...
Fourth graders go behind the 'virtual' scenes at K-9 training
May 21, 2020
— The 341st Training Squadron conducts all military working dog initial training, as well as all MWD handlers' courses, for the Department of Defense at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. This elite team was able to share what they do with a class of fourth-grade students from Buda Elementary School during a virtual canine demonstration May 18. ...
Paw Prints in the Field: The History of K9 Veterans
March 11, 2020
— Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is known as the hub for U.S. Military Working Dog training for all of the armed forces. The kennels on JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Chapman Training Annex are where each dog gets their start. But the history of military working dogs begins even further back than Lackland Air Force Base...
AETC names Training Support Officer of the Year
February 24, 2020
— Maj. Tate Grogan, 341st Training Squadron Director of Operations at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, was named the Air Education and Training Command’s Training Support Officer of the Year Jan. 31...
Area school superintendents, administrators tour JBSA-Lackland
January 28, 2020
— Area school superintendents and administrators got to see a military working dog demonstration and watch a basic military training graduation during a tour of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Jan. 23...
JBSA-Lackland, USPS San Antonio honor Military Working Dogs
August 16, 2019
— Members of the Security Forces community and the U.S. Postal Service gathered at the Military Working Dog Monument at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Aug. 15 for a local ceremony to unveil the new U.S. Postal Service MWD forever stamp. Headquarters USPS officially unveiled the stamp at the American Philatelic Society’s 133rd annual convention Aug. 1, in Omaha, Nebraska. ...
Retired MWDs looking for family, homes, couches
July 26, 2019
— Thousands of Military Working Dogs are stationed around the world placing themselves in harm’s way detecting bombs, land mines and subduing threatening people; all in the name of keeping Americans safe. Eventually, these canines retire and some can be adopted by the public to live as a couch potato...
MWD Foster Puppy Program raises future four-legged warriors
May 23, 2019
— The Joint Base San Antonio military working dog foster puppy program places fosters with four-legged future warriors for six months before they enter the next phase of specialized training...
Federal agencies kickoff working dog collaboration effort for stronger, sustainable future
April 19, 2019
— Ten federal agencies — including the Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Justice and State — began an important dialogue at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for government-wide collaboration in working dog operations...
Joint Base San Antonio purchases, trains DOD military working dogs
April 5, 2019
— About 10 percent of military working dogs for the Department of Defense are bred in San Antonio, however, the rest are purchased from nearly 30 vendors stateside and overseas...