May 28 2014
If you haven’t grabbed a copy of the June issue of National Geographic magazine, we suggest you check it out. The cover story this month is about the dogs who go to war with our nation’s human heroes .
If the servicemember is lucky, like Marine Corporal Jose Armenta, the dogs can sometimes even go home to be adopted by their human handler after they’re “retired.”
Read the amazing stories of servicemembers and their military working dogs in National Geographic this month in “The Dogs of War.”
For more articles on how service animals can help support the military, check out these past stories in Military Officer magazine:
- Loyal Support – Trained dogs help veterans overcome PTSD and other issues. May 2013
- Conditioning Canines – Military working dogs protect American lives – and a dedicated hospital in Texas returns the favor. June 2011
- Companions in Combat – On land, at sea, and in the air, these constant companions – and sometime war heroes – have been found in all services, beloved by privates and generals alike. April 2009