Military Personnel and Dogs Need Our Support

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Move America Forward (MAF) is constantly involved in providing care packages (food and supplies) to military troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. These care packages bring great joy and comfort to military personnel who are a world apart.

Recently MAP received a request from a K9 unit in Iraq who are dealing with intense heat and supply shortages that directly affect their K9 battle buddies. Black on supplies means packages that arrive at base are missing certain critically needed items. They need KONG toys, dog shampoo and healthy dog treats.

MAF personnel have learned from communications with the unit leader that they have at least a dozen specialized troops on the front lines who need support. Military K9 handlers and dogs are highly trained in specialized combat roles and are instrumental in sniffing out IEDs, bomb-making materials, patrolling, and standing guard. It’s as dangerous for these K9s as it is for the soldiers, especially in the harsh environment of Afghanistan. IED’s threaten the troops as well as the local Afghan civilians. Every bomb found by a K9 warrior means innocent lives are saved.

Here’s a list of what the troops get when you sponsor a K9 care package: KONG chew toy, gourmet coffee, premium beef jerky, Girl Scout cookies, Oreo cookies, trail mix bags, Blue Diamond almonds and other mixed nuts, baby wipes, granola/protein bars, gum and mints, sunflower seeds, hot chocolate/cider, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, foot cream/powder, SPF ChapStick, SPF sunscreen, boot socks, magazines and books, playing cards, phone calling cards, hygiene packs, M&M’s, Snickers, Skittles and other assorted treats, 5-hour ENERGY shots, headphones, eye drops, Tylenol/Advil, handwritten messages from school children and other supporters.

Move America Forward is a 501 (c) (3) charity.  All contributions are tax deductible.  For more information, call (916) 441-6197, or visit

Military personnel and their canine counterparts appreciate care packages from the United States.

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