Vet Dog Program
Update on Vet Dogs Previously Trained at Brookhaven
"Training Unusual Soldiers",
article from The Bulletin.
Remember Boe and Budge?
Read their story here from
Major Art Yeager and Captain Cecilia Najera with the newly promoted Boe in
Tikrit Iraq. Both Major Yeager and Captain Najera trained here at BNL.
"The Guideway" and
see page 8 to view article.
CNN Video, January 26, 2008 - Doggie Therapy, Meet Sgt. Boe, the
latest addition to Camp.
We received an e-mail from Major JP Arnold, the public affairs officer for
the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at COB Speicher, Iraq,
where SSG Calaway and Boe are stationed. Major Arnold writes:
As a dog lover and deployed soldier in Iraq, I appreciate your willingness
to allow 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Aiborne Division (Air Assault)
Soldiers to daily interact with Boe. She is a beautiful and loving dog. I am
sure there will be hundreds of soldiers' lives that she will have a positive
I just had a Non-Commissioned Officer come in my office to see the pics and
story of Boe, the Black Lab. I met him in our foyer where we have photos of
our brave and valorous fallen. One of the fallen was his former soldier. The
night before, he had learned of his death. This NCO is in great shape and
has the look of a well-built Special Forces trooper. He said this on seeing
Boe the day after his buddy died, "That dog has very gentle eyes. It was
good timing that I saw her." This NCO will be out a lot and see more tough
Again, thanks to you for letting Boe be a part of our Iraq lives.
To view the letter from the
Multi-National Corps - Iraq on how Combat Stress Dog Puts Bastogne Soldiers
'At Ease' click here.
BNL article from
December 20, 2007
BNL Police Group Assists Guide Dog Foundation and U.S. Military in Training
Newsday article from December 14, 2007
Dogs will help ease pain of injured U.S. soldiers
Last Modified: November 17, 2010
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