Bomb-sniffing U.S. Marine Corps dog awarded medal for serviceOP RUGGED FELINE AnnouncedSoldier reunited with his military service dogCanines comfort cadets at campIt’s a Dog’s Life for Oromocto Soldiers

Bomb-sniffing U.S. Marine Corps dog awarded medal for service

Earlier this week Lucca, bomb-sniffing U.S. Marine Corps German Shepard, was awarded the PDSA Dicken Medal. The medal is considered the world’s highest honour for a service dog. She is the first U.S. Marine service dog to receive the medal. Lucca has completed over 400 missions, survived an IED blast and now joins an elite group...
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New Unit Assembling Canadian Military Family Magazine recently received an inside scoop about a top-secret operation and, let’s just say, the cat is out of the bag. Entitled Operation RUGGED FELINE, this top-secret mission consists of training a 100 per cent feline unit. Known for their stealth and agility, and always landing on their feet, it is reported...
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Soldier reunited with his military service dog

They navigated the dangerous terrain in Afghanistan searching for bombs and creating a powerful bond that could mean the difference between life and death. Then, upon their return U.S. Army Specialist Vance McFarland and his tactical explosive detector dog, Ikar, were instantly separated; not knowing if they’d see each other again. McFarland was Ikar’s original handler....
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Canines comfort cadets at camp

This summer, like past summers, air cadets of all ages gathered at CFB Trenton for their annual summer camp. Cadets leaving home for the first time can often feel homesick or stressed out from a new environment, and that’s where St. John Ambulance’s Therapy Dogs come to the rescue. “The Therapy Dogs that attend the cadet...
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It’s a Dog’s Life for Oromocto Soldiers

Soldiers from 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown helped out their local furry friends earlier this month. Generally soldiers build bridges, tunnels and shelters, they do not make dog houses. But the Oromocto SPCA was in need of several dog houses so they approached the soldiers to see if they could lend a hand. “The timing was...
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