Tag: military working dog
  • Chaplain gets dirty in 55th SFS MWD kennels

    The 55th Wing Chaplain Base Chapel kicked off their new "Toughest Jobs" program Oct. 20, 2020, with a visit to the 55th Security Forces Squadron’s kennels.
  • Offutt AFB remembers, honors MWD

    A 55th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog died here Oct. 2, 2020. Morty, a six-year-old German Shepherd, suffered multiple health issues recently, but an exploratory surgery revealed inoperable cancer. Early on the morning of Oct. 2, MWD Morty was working the search pit, and his handler, Staff Sgt. Kathryn Malone, 55th Security Forces
  • Turning a negative to a paw-sitive: Offutt MWD team navigates obstacles to welcome newest team member

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron navigated an unusual set of circumstances caused by the safety procedures enacted to protect against the spread of COVID-19, to welcome a new four legged member to their ranks. Ram, a two-year old Belgian Malinois, became the newest member of the 55th SFS Military Working Dog Team as he replaced Sienna, who recently retired at the age of eight.
  • Military working dogs stamp their place in history

    The Military Working Dog stamp was unveiled as the U.S. Postal Service’s newest stamp during the American Philatelic Society’s 133rd annual convention Aug. 1, 2019, at the Catholic Health Initiatives Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • In this together: MWDs and handlers protect the base, each other

    Every military branch has its own version of the wingman concept where service members look after, care and help one another like family. But what if your wingman happens to be a dog?
  • Offutt dentist helps furry patient get back to work

    Dasty, an Offutt military working dog, was brought in to the base Veterinary Treatment Facility by his handler last month for a routine dental cleaning when a fractured tooth was discovered. Through a pre-established agreement, a dentist from the 55th Dental Squadron and his assistant were called to assist with a root canal procedure.