Here in Tampa, it's pretty easy to keep the contributions and sacrifices made by our men and women in the armed forces in the forefront of our minds, because we are pumping gas and getting groceries next to these brave in-uniform individuals on a daily basis. Because it's the very least I can do, when I have occasion to, I always make a point to offer them my sincere thanks for their part in keeping our country safe. I just wish I had the opportunity to extend the same thanks to the brave dogs who work alongside them.
But three of these brave pups are getting much more than that - a well-deserved retirement. (And in one instance, a new pink collar!)
This is Senior Airman Brandon Denton and his 10 year old German Shepherd, Conny, before the recent retirement ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base. Airman Denton and Conny served in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and Conny will now enjoy a life of retirement with her long-time handler.
|Photo credit: Kathleen Flynn / Tampa Bay Times|
For the full story, go HERE: MacDill retires three military working dogs
And thank you to Airman Denton and Conny for your brave and selfless service to our country.