On October 28, 2013, the first national monument dedicated to the United States Military Working Dog teams was unveiled in a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland. The unveiling of this monument concludes years of handwork and dedication by John Burnam, a Vietnam scout dog handler, to nationally recognize the dedication of military working dogs and their handlers.
Located in Lackland AFB, the Military Working Dog teams memorial is only blocks away from the Department of Defense Military Working Dog training grounds, the world’s largest training center for military dogs and their handlers. In addition, Lackland AFB is host to the Military Working Dog Veterinary Service and the Holland Working Dog Hospital, the largest for military working dogs in the United States.
The monument is located on the southeast corner of the Air Force Basic Military Training parade grounds on Lackland AFB and joins countless military aircraft displays and artifacts that commemorate our military history.
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