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  • Offutt AFB hosts 'Battle of the Paws' K-9 competition

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron hosted “Battle of the Paws” during Police Week on May 19. The K-9 competition consisted of 13 teams, of 55th SFS and local law enforcement members who were judged on three categories; obedience, aggression, and detection.

  • Offutt dog handler gets valuable training during his MWD’s surgery

    While deployed in Kuwait in May with his military working dog (MWD), Staff Sgt. Steven Ramirez of the 55th Wing Security Forces Squadron felt a lump on his dog’s torso. Lumen, a 7-year-old bomb-sniffing dog, didn’t appear to be in any physical pain but Ramirez took him to see the veterinarian for an

  • MWD: best friend or worst enemy

    The 55th Security Forces Squadron hosted a 5K ruck march and Military Working Dog demonstration at Offutt Air Force Base, March 12, in honor of MWDs Veteran’s Day.

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • 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