Newsletter - The Paw Print

Current Issue - December 2022

The December newsletter rounds out our second year of presenting K9 histories and stories to inspire, educate, and entertain. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading the newsletters this year as much as the Newsletter Staff has in writing them.

This issue honors the United States Space Force and discusses Tactical Combat Casualty Care Training. We’ve pulled something out of the archives on one of the 47th IPSD K9s, Sarge X052. And our talented writer, David Adams, remembers a Bob Hope Christmas while deployed in Thailand.

Our holiday gift to you is the fabulous interview of James Terry Strickland. You can find the link to that interview on page 5. We know you’ll enjoy Terry’s stories.

Happy holidays and Enjoy!

From the Newsletter Team
the paw print newsletter - December 2022
the paw print newsletter - November 2022

November 2022

Our November issue is slam-packed full of Marine Corps history - from Messenger Dog Caesar at the Battle of Bougainville to a GWOT handler at Camp Pendleton. Join us at one of our events at the Howard County All Veterans Reunion and venture back to Vietnam in a couple of other stories. Be sure to stop by and request your free subscription, if you aren't getting The Paw Print sent to you directly. Thanks for your time, we hope you enjoy the November issue.

the paw print newsletter - October 2022

October 2022

Meet some amazing Navy K9s in our October newsletter. In addition, we’re celebrating the Navy’s birthday with some memorable photos and stories.This issue also features an article by celebrated author Michael Lemish. Check out the articles about Lobo and Lucca, too. And, if that wasn’t enough, we feature an article about adopting a retired working dog.Stop by and visit for a while.

the paw print newsletter - September 2022

September 2022

Military Working Dog Heritage Museum stands on the shoulders of dedicated, visionary dog handlers who came before us. Our goal is to gather their stories and share them with the world. One of these great men, David Broeker, took center stage in our September issue, and we could not be prouder. We hope you learn about David's passion and history in our two-page article. Another article from Dr. Richard Vargas discusses exciting new opportunities for using Army Military Working Dogs. And Tom Lucha shares the inspirational story of one very dedicated veterinarian at Korat RTAFB during Vietnam. Please enjoy this issue and think about sharing your history with the museum. We'd love to talk with you, send us an email: info@mwdhm.org

the paw print newsletter - August 2022

August 2022

Our Coast Guard-themed August issue gives a history of the critically important and long blue line's history of USCG K9. In addition, guest author, Michael Lemish, shares a story of Army dog teams serving in Korea. Other great articles complete this August issue. Don't miss it!

the paw print newsletter - july 2022

July 2022

Our team crammed the July issue full of a variety of stories: K9 transport, working dogs at Wheelus AFB in Libya, the Wounded Warrior Dog Project, and tons more. Come and see what all the fuss is about!

the paw print newsletter - june 2022

June 2022

Join us in this month's issue for a recap of the tremendously successful Fort Benning weekend, with stories and photos of many of the event's activities. In addition, we get a couple of different tales of time patrolling the perimeters in Southeast Asia from Michael Hurder and David Adams. And, so much more.

the paw print newsletter - may 2022

May 2022

Our May 2022 newsletter takes you on a trip to visit the twin masterpieces, the War Dog Memorials at Fort Benning and March AFB. A dog handler explains why these monuments are so important.Other articles take us to an event in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, into the history of a special photo, and take us back in time to the Navy’s Marble Mountain Transmitter during the Vietnam Era.Join us on Memorial Day as we create our 2nd Memorial Day Reading of K9 Handlers’ Names.

the paw print newsletter - april 2022

April 2022

We present the April 2022 issue of The Paw Print. This issue includes a short profile on Korean War Dog handler Carl Jacob Claus and some personal recollections from two favorite staff writers, Curtis Hendel and Michael Hurder. David Adams pens the most emotional piece as he shares the truly tragic history of what happened to the dogs in Southeast Asia as the Vietnam War wound down.

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March 2022

The March Paw Print Newsletter is here!  This edition is dedicated to two important subjects - March brings us both K9 Veterans Day and Women's History Month. Join us on our search for the very first female K9 handler and celebrate our K9 Veterans with us.

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February 2022

Our February issue allows a peek at what Scout Dog training was like at Fort Benning during the Vietnam era. Johnny Mayo's War Dog Wall is featured. (Don't miss it at our Fort Benning event.) And Curtis Hendel reminds us of the strong and unique K9 bonds that cross over the branches of service. Join our newsletter distribution list by adding your name to our subscribers at the bottom of our home page. We'd welcome you join our MWDHM Community.

the paw print newsletter - january 2022

January 2022

Our January issue gives an overview of our incredible 2021. We’ve included information about the museum and our upcoming Fort Benning event. Additionally, Dr. Thomas shares the second half of his article about managing pain in K9s. Next, we dive into history with a stunning letter crafted by a Front Royal K9 handler during WWII and we recognize the bond of the K9 field, regardless of the Branch of Service. Finally, we wrap up this year with an overview of the newsletter staff’s favorite photos and articles from 2021. Enjoy!

the paw print newsletter - november 2021

December 2021

Featuring a story about The Sultan of Peterson, The Substitute, Pain Management in Retired MWDs, The Greatest Christmas Gift, and more!

the paw print newsletter - november 2021

November 2021

Featuring a celebration of the 246th birthday of the USMC, a story about the Messenger Dog Tubby, a spotlight on Volunteer Curtis Hendel, a story about an angry den of porcupines, and more!

the paw print newsletter - october 2021

October 2021

We celebrate the birthday of the United States Navy. Featuring photos from the Michigan War Dog Memorial, a story about the Legend of Zeke's bunker, and even a poem!

the paw print newsletter - september 2021

September 2021

Featuring an important message from our president, a story about John Dean, Gabriel B217, and Tub Time, and Korat Photos from the David Adams Collection.

the paw print newsletter - august 2021

August 2021

Featuring stories of Coast Guard K-9 teams and their history, honoring the passing of handler Eric-John Niss de Jesus, coverage on the graveside service for war dog Lucca, a touching story from Michael Hurder to his K-9 partner., a look at our recent trip to the combat tracker reunion in Lexington Kentucky , and more but not to forget a visit to a beautiful MWD team monument in Wisconsin. Will our pet duo finally agree on a rating scale? Tune in and find out.

the paw print newsletter - july 2021

July 2021

Featuring stories of brave handlers, a look at the Jungle Warfare Training School, World War I mercy dogs, A sneaky story, outside the box training, our first fundraiser, and more but not to forget a visit to a beautiful K9/Handler monument in New York. Will our own chronically unimpressed cat finally approve of a dog monument? Tune in and find out.

the paw print newsletter - june 2021

June 2021

We celebrate the birthday of the United States Army. Featuring stories of brave handlers, a story of a Gold Star Father, an ode to fathers through interviews with their children, and a visit to another beautiful K9/Handler monument. Will our cat cohort finally approve of a dog monument? Tune in and find out.

the paw print newsletter - may 2021

May 2021

Featuring stories of brave handlers, we honor our fallen, story of a Gold Star Mother, an ode to mothers with interviews with their children, and a visit to another beautiful K9/Handler monument. Will our cat cohort finally approve of a dog monument? Tune in and find out.

the paw print newsletter - april 2021

April 2021

Featuring portraits of heroes, a story about Joe White in Vietnam, a story about Dogs for Defense, and a visit to another beautiful K9/Handler monument. Will anything please our ornery cat sidekick? Join us and find out.

the paw print newsletter - march 2021

March 2021

Featuring a story about Seaman, Newfoundland Who Explored America, interviews with veterans, an article about the importance of rapport, and a Vietnam War Dog Memorial in Layton, Utah.

the paw print newsletter - february 2021

February 2021

Featuring an article about the importance of remembering, a story about Chip, a mixed breed dog with grit, a story about Rocky’s bucket list, and a few articles about kennel care.

the paw print newsletter - january2021

January 2021

Featuring an article about the creation of the MWDHM, a portrait of Jessica Newton, an about MWD retirement and Robby’s law, a story about the last working dog at Ashley Kennels, and more.

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