Stanford student-veterans connect with canines

Stanford student-veterans are continuing their service to others by volunteering to train dogs to be service companions through Warrior Canine Connection. May 21, 2020 – After serving in America’s armed forces, Stanford’s student-veterans shifted their focus to academia and research. But since arriving on the Farm, some have continued to heed the call to serve […]

A Letter from Mike

Warrior Canine Connection’s service dog in training, Mike II, recently made an appearance in Constructor magazine, a publication put out by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).  AGC has been an amazing partner to WCC and its program for years, including its sponsorship of the WCC barn renovation project. Once completed, the historic dairy barn […]

Warrior Canine Connection Offers a New Program at Asheville’s Veterans Treatment Court

February 27, 2020 – Listen in to Maria’s Mutts and Stuff podcast on iHeartRadio to hear Warrior Canine Connection’s Executive Director Rick Yount, along with Kevin Rumley, coordinator for the Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court in Asheville, N.C., talk about how they’re working together to provide service dog training to Veterans involved in the legal […]

Tenor Anthony Kearns Headlined ‘Fourth Annual Holiday Cocktails And Songs Of The Season’ In Washington, D.C.

January 3, 2020 – On Thursday night before Christmas 2019, the Phoenix Hotel in downtown Washington DC was the scene of the “Fourth Annual Holiday Cocktails and Songs of the Season” celebration, featuring international celebrity tenor, Anthony Kearns. White House Correspondent Kevin Corke was Master of Ceremonies for this inspiring evening that took place in the […]

Operation Overlord Litter names puppies after World War II vets

December 19, 2019 – Is there anything better than puppies? How about puppies named in honor of World War II veterans? That’s the idea behind Operation Overlord Litter courtesy of Warrior Canine Connection. Watch the complete story on Fox5 here.

‘Man’s Best Friend’ Turned ‘Best Man’: Service Dog Stands by Wounded Veteran at His Wedding

November 23, 2019 – After high school sweethearts Justin Lansford and Carol Balmes got engaged to be married, Justin knew that his best friend would stand by his side on the most important day of his life. The groom’s best friend just so happened to be his service dog Gabe. Justin, now 30, and Gabe […]

“Warrior Canine Connection” hosts event to honor and help veterans

November 10, 2019 – ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The nonprofit “Warrior Canine Connection” hosted a Veterans Day appreciation and fundraising event in Asheville on Saturday. The nonprofit breeds, trains, and places services dogs with recovering veterans. The event not only focused on honoring veterans, but also helping them recover from visible and invisible wounds. Watch the […]

Warrior Canine Connection Helps Veterans Heal

November 8, 2019 – In honor of Veterans Day, MyMCMedia checked in with a local organization that gives back to those who fought for our country in a special way. Warrior Canine Connection helps veterans all year round. Officials say since the organization started in 2011, they’ve helped more than four thousand veterans through Mission […]

Secretary’s Message: November 2019

November 6, 2019 – Governor Larry Hogan declared 2019 the Year of the Veteran, a yearlong observance to raise awareness of the brave service and sacrifice our United States veterans and families have made for Maryland and our country. While our nation will celebrate on Veterans Day, the governor’s declaration is an important reminder that […]

Veterans train service dogs for fellow veterans

October 29, 2019 — An unlikely connection between two heroes who never got the chance to meet. The memory of NYC Fire Marshal Ronald Bucca, who lost his life on 9/11 while saving others, lives on in “Bucca,” a service dog named after him. Watch the complete News12 story here.