This is copied from War Dog Marine's blog K9 Pride, which is "Dedicated to working dog teams protecting us worldwide":
My name is Sgt Mike Dowling. I was a military working dog handler in the Marine Corps from 2001-2005. In 2004 my dog Rex and I had the privilege of being a part of the first group of war dog teams sent into combat during OIF II (Operation Iraqi Freedom). We were based out of Camp Pendleton, Ca and operated with 2/2 in Mahmudiyah and Fallujah, Iraq. Together Rex and I earned many awards and had a lot of achievements that I am proud of and grateful for. I started this blog to honor dog teams worldwide and share the incredible value they bring. I am also asked many questions about the dogs so if you have any feel free to email them here firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to respond as soon as I can. Please leave comments and share any thoughts you may have. Semper Fi
K9 Pride has lots of really wonderful photos, some videos, and lots of information. Some of the categories or labels on the blog:
- Air Force, Army, Navy and other military working dogs
- Police dogs
- Fallen handlers
- Dog poems
For still more links to working/service dog sites, read my July 4 post Working Dogs & The Helmsley Billions. For more about dogs in the military, visit the Military Working Dog Foundation.