Where Dogs Who Fight In War Zones Are Treated

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/100393146/100393655" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Army and Air Force have forged a unique partnership to train and care for military dogs who work in the most dangerous war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. The dogs who patrol alongside soldiers and sniff out bombs are trained and treated for their injuries at the Defense Department's new veterinary facility at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

Terry Gildea reports for member station Texas Public Radio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from