there are many ways a dog makes a fine soldier--they find and bite the bad guys, they find explosives and contraband, they find trip wires and booby traps, and they love and protect their handlers with the same level of sacrifice and loyalty that could ever be asked of any servicemember.
Master Sgt. Craig Young, former member of the 95th Security Forces Squadron, and his then military working dog, Telin, take a break from a patrol while on deployment to Iraq in 2007 and 2008. Telin, a Belgian Malinois and former military working dog at Edwards, deployed three times during his military career.
Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act. This bill would establish a program where service members suffering from PTSD could train shelter dogs to be service dogs for disabled veterans. “When more and more servicemen and women are returning from overseas wit