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Video: Warrior Canine Connection at Navy Conference

National Harbor (All Hands Update, U.S. Navy) — Warrior Canine Connection demonstrates how service dogs help each person they come in contact with. View the video.

DC Reporter Training Service Dog in Honor of Wounded Warrior

Washington, D.C. (Washington Free Beacon) — A D.C. reporter is working with a national service dog charity in order to train a puppy in honor of a Marine who was wounded while serving in Iraq. Andrea McCarren, an award-winning multimedia reporter at Washington’s CBS affiliate, is raising an English Labrador Retriever named for Marine Corporal Justin Bunce. […]

Canine Connection

College Park, MD – A UMD researcher and his students study whether bonding with dogs can heal the invisible scars of war and strengthen families of military veterans with PTSD. Read the full article.

Is Training Service Dogs a Potential PTSD Therapy?

Bethesda, MD (HDSIAC) — Approximately 7-8% of Americans are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lifetimes. Military personnel exposed to trauma are at a particularly high risk for developing PTSD; out of Afghanistan/Iraq Veterans alone, about 11-20% of these Veterans have PTSD in any given year*. Read the article here.

Warrior Canine Connection Graduation 2015

Germantown, MD (Montgomery County Council) — The Warrior Canine Connection has a mission of helping and healing our veterans who have returned from war. In this segment, we recap the organization’s recent graduation of 14 service dogs. Watch the graduation video.