'Tank', a long-haired Belgian Malinois military working dog, and his handler LAC Tim Harcourt (Nelson Bay, NSW), who are both from 381 ECSS at RAAF Williamtown in NSW, guarding the flightline at Rockhampton airport during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011. (U.S. Navy Photo)
MWD Lucky survived 5 tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, tracking bombs and insurgents.During his time stateside, he provided protection for presidential, vice presidential and congressional visits. He received a Hometown Heroes award from the American Red Cross in 2010. Everyone loved his goofy smile and unusual (for a Belgian Malinois) floppy ears.He won all his battles except one. Lucky died of cancer in 2011. We are putting a bronze monument at Fairchild AFB to honor Lucky.
Molina Bak A Memorial Day Tribute to Military Working Dog Bak. Bak wasn’t a piece of equipment, and he wasn’t just a dog, Military Working Dog Bak was a fellow soldier, who died fighting for this country. Sergeant Molina and many other soldiers are alive today because of their fellow soldier, Military Working Dog Bak.
Lex L479 and his handler would go to sleep in the foxholes they shared while on patrol in Afghanistan. Soon after his handler fell asleep, the Belgian Malinois would crawl out from their tarp-covered foxhole and stand guard over him through the night, often in torrential rains. Wow God Bless Both.....
Special Operations MWD Devil. Belgian Shepherd. Born April 14, 2009. Trialled in mid-late 2010 and posted to the SASR. Deployed to Afghanistan in February last year with SOTG rotation 15. Deployed again to Afghanistan in February 2012 and was killed in action on July 2. Devil provided early warning of an enemy fighting position. He was targeted by an insurgent at close range and killed instantly by small-arms fire.