Update: Military Working Dog Teams to Get National Monument

Protection dogs sitting next to soldiers

By Dan Moore

In January we posted about some provisions of the Canine Members of the Armed Services Act (H.R. 4103) making their way into the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013.

One disappointing omission from this act was that military working dogs will still be classified as “equipment” or “surplus equipment” as opposed to members of the armed forces. We were glad to learn, however, that these dogs will be recognized by a statue being planned for Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. This base is home to the 341st Training Squadron responsible for training military working dogs serving in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.

You can donate to help build the monument by clicking here, or head to the project’s website to learn more.

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