Welcome to Hahn’s 50th Air Police K-9 Section’s Guestbook!

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32 thoughts on “Guestbook”

  1. Trained from Jan – June 1980. worked dogs 1980-1986 Korea, West Germany and Arizona. Joined US Custom worked dogs 1986-2005. Grate ride.

  2. My son has just become Army 31K. I am honored that he has joined such a distinguished group. God Bless every Working Dog Team. God Bless America, land of the Free, home of the Brave. Army Strong. Hooah.

  3. My father, who recently passed away, was the Officer in charge of the Showa dog training facility in 1953/54. His name was Jack N Hoskins…

  4. Thank you so very much for all that you have done, do, and will do. May every one of you, the trainers and MWDs alike be blessed with all the very best. Thank you for your service.

  5. Former scout dog handler, Vietnam 1970-71, 1st Air Cavalry, 37th IPSD.
    Partner: Cali, 34M2. Best dog ever. I still miss her. She brought me and a lot of other GI’s home safe.
    Was there for the dedication of the War Dogs Memorial; long over due. Continue the good work you do.

  6. My wife and I adopted a MWD and we are so proud to have him. He has joined the civilian life well and does better everyday. Am so happy we did this for him and us.

  7. I started as an MP, 95B, and became a dog handler in 1984 until I was evacuated in August 1993. I worked with German Shepards, a Belgian Malinois, and even a Rottweiler-I loved them all. Thank you for putting all of this together-good job!

  8. I was a patrol dog handler in Germany and a narcotics handler at Ft. Bragg , miss my dog every day even though its been 30 years. Keep up the great work. I worked a Malamute and a Bouvier des Flandres.

  9. USAF Military Working Dog Handler 1973-1982 Had several dog’s throughout my career, they were are all special. I will always have a special place in my heart for the K-9 handler enjoy the night.

  10. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  11. I just want to thank you for putting this website together. I know it took a lot of effort to put it together. I’ve always had a soft spot for dogs, especially my fellow veterans that happen to be the K9 type.

    1. MWD Handler from July 1987(MWD School) to 1989 at Ft. Ord, CA. Miss the fun and excitement working with the K9’s

  12. Great website. Very fun to read but also exceptionally informative. I enlisted last month as an Amry 31K and am excited to have the opportunity to join such a spirited and proud group of service members

  13. I Was At Da Nang (65/66) With (Duke) My Dog. Please Keep up this great work. We were with the 366th Combat Support Group!!

  14. I was Air Force dog handler in Korea in 53 – 54 at 2nd Radio Relay Squadron remote site “Berlin” on top of a mountain we had to climb on foot. My dog, Albo, was a Showa K9 school graduate. I worked him alone after a new guy I was training got him too close to our quonset door and he bit our site chief. Getting to medical aid was down the mountain, drive into Taegu on severely damaged roads (off roading actually), then out to K2 hospital. Still miss Albo. The squadron moved to Guam or Okinawa after I left. Later I met Claude Anderson at March AFB and he filled me in on Aldo…nice to know he got to warmer duty…Top of mountain was like Siberia…Thanks for a great site…

  15. Went to Lackland AFB K -9 training school in 1967 and then went to Vietnam in 1968. My dog saved my life many times. I love my K-9 training and used it throughout the years. Thank-you..

  16. Was a K9 team member from April 1963 till about May 1966. Was stationed at Fairchild AFB. Originally was OJT handler with a TSGT Winters. My partner Dusty and i walked post till Sept 1965 when i was sent to K9 school to pick up a new dog. Dusty was getting close to the end and just couldnt put myself to have to take him to Doc Gardner to be put down. So went to school where i met Nemo on my first day there. Nemo and Leonard Bryant were sent back to FAFB in Sept of 65 and ended up in SEA. Mu second partner was King who i got as a new dog. I gave up King as the unit was being transfereed to SEA and i wasnt goint to extend to go there. Was offered school for point but saw where that would of led me. I remeber Doc Husted as the vet a A2c Beeson, SSGt Johnson who i butted heads with i dont believe he ever was a handler and a awesome SSGT team leader who was awesome but his name slips me. I carried a 77150A afsc. Always will be a handler…thanks for sharing. Hoping to get to Lackland this march to go to K9 school to see the changes and visit Nemo.

  17. K9 handler at Bitburg Air Base, Germany 1960-1964 (Lumpi & Bub) Yes, they were \\\”attack\\\” dogs then. There is a special \\\”bond\\\” between all K9 handlers. Our 1st reunion was in 2004 at Lackland and every other year since. This is a great article. Way to go Hahn!

  18. I may have the WW2 letters from a MWD handler of the dog ” “BRUCE” On Luzon . One letter he writes states that he and another dog handler were wounded and his dog ” Bruce saved the day.” Is there anymore information on this event ? Thank you , Greg

  19. My dad Msgt Royce E. Bates “Gene” was there at Lackland in the late 60s early 70s as an dog instructor eventually retiring in 72. He passed in 2000 and I was wondering if there were any pics of that time era that may include my dad. thanks so much for looking.

  20. Thank you so much for all this information. I am researching a book on dog statues and this site has provided some very helpful info and pointers – much appreciated

  21. Medina/Lackland trained handler from 81-94 (Patrol) Clark AB, RPI w/ 2 TDY’s to Camp John Hay; (Drug) Bolling AFB, DC; (Kennelmaster) Kwang-Ju AB, South Korea, and (Drug & Explosives) Beale AFB, CA.) Thanks for sharing our history and doing such a fine job tracking down all the details. We are a proud fraternity, men and women partnered with the best. For me, working K-9 was a childhood dream come true. Unfortunately, nothing has ever produced the same sense of pride and cameraderie, excitement and satisfaction, and especially the bond I formed with the ultimate partner!

  22. I enjoyed reading about the history of the K9 War Dogs and how they came to be. It makes me proud see our nations K9 units (dogs & their handlers) so highly regarded. Keep up the great work!

  23. My close friend served as s dog handler and I asked her about the dogs training ..she referred me to this website article … so impressed with these dogs …and my friend for serving as a handler

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  25. Wow! Thank you for this extraordinary website of the history, stories, and appreciation for the working dogs and their handlers. We had no idea dogs were so helpful in the wars that far back until we watched a movie about the French using sled dogs from Alaska and Canada in WW1, which led me to do more research and find your website. Thank you, and all the canine teams, past, present, and future.

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