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Joint Base Charleston honors K-9 Veterans Day on Mar. 13

190617 | March 10, 2017



K-9 Veterans Day is celebrated annually on March 13, the official birthday of the U.S. Army K-9 Corps, which began in 1942.

Dogs have been used for patrol, sentry duty, bomb detection, drug detection, search and rescue missions and as therapy animals. Joint Base Charleston 628th Security Forces Squadron has nine K-9s; all are either German shepherds or Belgian Malinois. Congress passed "Robby’s Law" in 2000 which allowed these dogs to be adopted by their handlers’ or qualified applicants.

For a history of the U.S. Army K-9 Corps, please see this link:


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