The Marine Corps' elite improvised explosive device-sniffing dog program is winding down along with the war in Afghanistan.
The program, which at its height boasted 650 IED detection dogs (called IDDs) is now down to roughly 130 dogs. About half of the 100 or so dogs not currently in Afghanistan need to find adoptive homes.
Bill Childress, head of the Marines’ Military Working Dog program, explained to Marine Corps Times ...
From 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing & Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point:
With tears in her eyes, Brandee Moyer, a dog handler with Cherry Point’s Provost Marshal’s Office, bid her friend and partner, Rambo, farewell at a retirement ceremony for the military working dog here, Aug. 17.
Rambo was forced to retire after he injured his left shoulder during bite training, an exercise conducted to teach the dog how ...
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