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An eternal heartfelt thank you to all Brothers and Sisters in arms who have served our great country honorably. Let’s also remember those who gave all for the continued freedoms we presently still enjoy. If so inclined maybe post up a photo of your service days. 

May God continue to bless this awesome country of ours. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

“Freedom is not Free”

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Thanks to all veterans, I never served but I do have the deepest appreciation for those who did, and for those who never came back. Patriot, can you tell us a little about your dog companion?

John Davies

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1 hour ago, John E Davies said:

Thanks to all veterans, I never served but I do have the deepest appreciation for those who did, and for those who never came back. Patriot, can you tell us a little about your dog companion?

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

JD,

Comanche was his name and he was a certified USAF patrol dog. The day of this photo I was assigned at Brooks Air Force base in San Antonio as the Supervisor over the base military working dog program. Brooks was a sort of a sleepy small Areospace R&D base. 
As for Comanche he was an exceptional Rottweiler having a kind temperament and 100% loyalty/handler bond. That said, he was quickly all business when it came to his work as a patrol dog. He excelled in attack sleeve or decoy work, scouting and tracking. What I found most interesting is he did not constantly bark or act overly aggressive. He was not a dog fighter, just an overall great partner. He was quiet and extremely fast during training sessions and spot on in obedience and in the obstacle course. I have fond memories of working and training him. A great loyal partner and glad I still have this photo of him. 
 

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Happy Veterans Day to all my fellow veterans!  I have some pictures somewhere, they were all taken before iPhone days so they aren’t digital....

4 hours ago, Patriot said:

The day of this photo I was assigned at Brooks Air Force base in San Antonio as the Supervisor over the base military working dog program. Brooks was a sort of a sleepy small Areospace R&D base. 
 

Alas, Brooks AFB has transitioned to civilian status.  I worked at Kelly AFB here in San Antonio and it is also gone, with parts incorporated into Lackland AFB and Medina Base.  Randolph AFB is still here as is Fort Sam Houston, Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley.  There’s a reason San Antonio is called Military City USA.  Mike

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The only picture I have from those days was the "official" one that was taken during boot-camp.  Every time I look at that I remember that we had just returned from a five mile run back to the barracks.  While still in our sweaty fatigues they handed us a hat and a dress uniform jacket, shirt and tie.  Put it on, sit down and smile!  YES, SARGENT!

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2 hours ago, Mike and Carol said:

Happy Veterans Day to all my fellow veterans!  I have some pictures somewhere, they were all taken before iPhone days so they aren’t digital....

Alas, Brooks AFB has transitioned to civilian status.  I worked at Kelly AFB here in San Antonio and it is also gone, with parts incorporated into Lackland AFB and Medina Base.  Randolph AFB is still here as is Fort Sam Houston, Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley.  There’s a reason San Antonio is called Military City USA.  Mike

Mike,

I heard Brooks made the transition to civilian status. I deployed to the Gulf War destined for a “classified tent city” in Southwest Asia out of Kelly AFB on a C141 in Oct of 91. Spent a lot of of hot humid training days at old Camp Bullis. I also have a lot of great memories of San Antonio. I really enjoyed my time spent serving. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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Patriot - Thank you for your service.  I, too, have the deepest appreciation for all members of our military.  My Dad is a WW2 veteran.  93 years old and soon to be 94.  He went into the service when he was 17...

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1 hour ago, Patriot said:

Mike,

I heard Brooks made the transition to civilian status. I deployed to the Gulf War destined for a “classified tent city” in Southwest Asia out of Kelly AFB on a C141 in Oct of 91. Spent a lot of of hot humid training days at old Camp Bullis. I also have a lot of great memories of San Antonio. I really enjoyed my time spent serving. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

David, Brooks AFB is now Brooks City Base, not sure what they do there.  I was working at Kelly (Security Hill) in Oct 91, you should have stopped by!  We could have discussed future Oliver adventures... 🤪🇺🇸🇺🇸  Mike

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