Remember Dogs who Served
my peepol found this story of jake at: http://www.olive-drab.com/od_wardogs_today.php
Jake, the only beagle in the U.S. Air Force K-9 corps, is not famous, but is a typical representative of today's Military Working Dog, unsung heros of operations all over the globe.
Jake did a tour at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, then spent more than six years sniffing for explosives with the 65th Security Forces Squadron at Lajes Field, on the Azores island of Terceira, Portugal. He was due to retire in 2001, but after the terrorist attacks of 11 September the Air Force’s Stop-Loss program — designed to retain experienced people, and dogs — kept him on the job, working 14 hour days on security patrol. He finally retired in October 2002 due to his age, cataracts and hearing loss. Jake’s squadron gave him a retirement ceremony, where he received a certificate for his long service.
thank you, jake, and all dogs who serve us and protect us overseas and at home. we appreciate you!