Airmen and military working dogs get their due

Air Force working dogs train

Military working dogs and their handlers train at Joint Base San Antonio. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Griffin)

Three airmen from Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., were honored Saturday for their work with military working dogs, although canines were the real center of attention. Florida Today reports that Tech. Sgt. Justin Sonnier, Tech. Sgt. Jessica Sonnier and Staff Sgt. Michael Moret received medals from the U.S. War Dogs Association at the Veterans Memorial Center of Brevard County.

The center showed off its new tribute to military working dogs: a life-sized bronze statue of Brutus the war dog standing next to an empty helmet, atop a granite marker. Maj. John Newton, commander of the 45th Security Forces Squadron at Patrick, also spoke at the event.


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