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Marine Corps Looking To Find Adoptive Homes For War Dogs

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 ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine Finds Strength In Furry Companion

From I Marine Expeditionary Force:

While deployed to Afghanistan, Cpl. Joey Nunez experienced one the most dangerous events of his life. However, he is forever grateful that his companion, Vicky, was with him.

Nunez, a military working dog handler with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, was wounded during a patrol. He said that having his dog by his side helped him calm down and keep the situation under control.

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3 US Troops, 1 Military Dog Killed In Afghanistan

A roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan killed three U.S. service members and their military working dog on Friday.

According to a NATO ISAF casualty report:

Three International Security Assistance Force service members and one ISAF canine died following an improvised explosive device attack in southern Afghanistan today.

While NATO ISAF has not identified the nationalities of those killed, both The Associated Press and the Daily Mail have reported ...

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Study: The Impact Of War On Kids

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had a lasting effect on San Diego's military community, including kids. A new University of San Diego study focuses on the the children of wounded service members.

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