War dog history and much more

The following posts cover wide-ranging topics from WWII war dog history to present day happenings. You’ll find: Profiles of military working dogs and their handlers. Articles on canine health. Details on upcoming events, matching programs, and fundraisers. We encourage you to use the social media buttons at the bottom of each post to share this content with your friends and family.

We also invite submissions and ideas. If you have a story related to military working dogs, we’d love to hear from you. Email: info@mwdtsa.org.

This image shows the cover of No Ordinary Dog by retired Navy SEAL Will Chesney and co-author Joe Layden.

Retired Navy Seal Will Chesney honors MWD Cairo and candidly discusses PTSD

Will Chesney, an "ordinary" high school student living in a Southeast Texas trailer park, had a big dream—to become a Navy SEAL. In a gripping autobiography, No Ordinary Dog, he chronicles his journey from enlistment through SEAL training…
This photo shows RMWD Aura before her health deteriorated. She is modeling with a FIFTY/FIFTY water bottle, etched with MWDTSA's logo.

Two tributes to RMWD Aura N679

RMWD Aura N679 was one of us—a MWDTSA volunteer. She and her humans represented MWDTSA at educational events, a movie premiere, and more. So, her death on February 7, 2020, touched us all. Below are two tributes: the first by her mom Jesca…
This photo shows handlers and their dogs, along with Security Forces Museum Director Ken Neal, standing in front of Nemo's Memorial at Lackland Air Force Base. In the background is a wreath donated by MWDTSA in honor of Vietnam veteran dog handler Bob Throneburg.

Remembering Vietnam War Hero Bob Throneburg

Pictured here: MWDTSA is humbled to provide a wreath to honor the memory of Bob Throneburg. Handlers and MWDs from the 802nd SFS K9 Section—along with Ken Neal, Security Forces Museum Foundation—installed the wreath at Nemo’s Memorial…