The Military Working Dog Lifecycle Program - Walking Tour (1961)  
Hands-On Education |  Workshops
Friday |  7:00 AM -  2:50 PM
Offsite Location||Lackland Air Force Base


Presentation Info

Audience: Practice Managers
CE Credit(s): 6.00
CE Level: 1
Price: $95
Capacity: 80


The Military Working Dog (MWD) Lifecycle Program will introduce attendees to the life of our four-legged Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. These military service members have served the nation since World War II and saved countless lives. The program will begin with the Air Force’s 341st Training Squadron demonstrating the development of an MWD by showcasing their mission to provide trained MWDs used in patrol, drug and explosive detection, and specialized functions for the DoD and other government agencies. This segment of the program will include MWD demonstrations. Next, a behind the scenes look at the Department of Defense (DoD) MWD Breeding Program and a discussion of the dog procurement program. The United States Army Veterinary Corps will display their MWD veterinary medical care capabilities at the DoD’s flagship veterinary treatment facility, the LTC Daniel E. Holland MWD Hospital. In addition, the Veterinary Corps will exhibit veterinary medical capabilities in a field environment. Topics covered will include MWD wellness, behavior and rehabilitation. The program will conclude with an outline of the MWD Adoption Program and a MWD Team National Monument visit.

This entire program will take place on Lackland Air Force Base. It will require walking and/or standing for longer periods of time over rough terrain in possibly warm outdoor conditions. For lunch, each attendee will receive a MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) and instructions on how to prepare it. For security purposes, each attendee will be required to provide their driver's license information during registration. In addition, attendees will be required to take the shuttle bus departing from the convention center. Items restricted on airplanes will be prohibited. For a complete listing of access requirements visit Registration for this program will close on July 15.