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Announcements: Looking for a good cause? Consider an organization that works with service dogs!

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Looking for a good cause? Consider an organization that works with service dogs!  

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Marine Gunnery Sgt. Lucca, an explosive-detection dog, shows off her formidable teeth while yawning on Camp Echo, Iraq, Jan. 10, 2009. Lucca, a mix of Belgian Malinois and German shepherd, has served in the Marine Corps for more than two years. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Rodney Foliente

(Posted on behalf of Allen Lichtenwalner)

Joyce Williamson from VIEW sent me a link a while back pointing to the many benefits of military veterans having assistance dogs, not just for visually impaired veterans.  In doing some research, I found there is more to assistance dogs than meets the eye and there are several great organizations out there doing good things (http://www.aw2.army.mil/supporters/servicedogs.html).  I recommend that MOS Chapters make an effort to have some type of fund raising event to support one of these organizations, and perhaps schedule one annually.  It's a great way to introduce the MOS to outsiders and prospective members, and it's a subtle way of showing the possibilities of dealing with people with disabilities.  In short, it's a win-win operation.  MOS wins by the attention they received; veterans win by the dogs they receive.  Give it some consideration.  It may be just the right door opener you need in your Chapter's area! 

Allen L Lichtenwalner

President, Military Outreach for Service

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Created at 8/11/2010 8:25 PM  by D.W. Heiser 
Last modified at 8/11/2010 8:27 PM  by D.W. Heiser