Good Morning

I want to say, on behalf of the Airman Heritage Foundation, it was an honor to serve you and your association of Vietnam Veteran Handlers. I pray that we served you well and that we provided you memories to last a lifetime and brought you a new awareness of how the torch you passed on to the current generation of handlers is in good hands. I also hope you learned a few things about how the USAF Canine program spawned the TSA Canine program as well as the National Explosive Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP).  

As promised here are a few photos I took and some important links you may want to share or add to your website

Airman Heritage Foundation (AHF)

AHF Paver Program

Military Working Dog Heritage Museum

TSA Canine Adoption Program

DoD Canine Adoption Program

341 st TRS Puppy Program Foster Program

Feed the DAWGS

Security Forces Museum Foundation

Airman Heritage Training Complex

  US Military Working Dog Teams National Monument,gear%20and%20holding%20a%20dog

A few key people from your visit

Christa D'Andrea, Chief, 37th TRW PA
37 TRW HQ Bldg 2484 2 nd Floor
JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236

Zebulon Polasek, Director, Canine Training Center (Retired USMC GySgt)
2700 Craw Ave Bldg 7337
Jbsa Lackland, TX 78236

Steve Lopez, Deputy Director CTC (Retired USAF MSgt)
James Kohlrenken, Team Chief (Retired USAF SMSgt)

Major Michael L. Bruton, Comander, 341 st TRS
Bldg 9225 3 rd Floor
JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236

Col Mel G. Grover, USAF, (ret) ,President,
Security Forces Museum Foundation
1300 Femoyer Ave
JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236

William Manchester, Director
USAF Airman Heritage Training Complex
5206 George Ave
JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236

Please let me know if there is anything else we can do to support you. Also if you all have any photos from the event you would like to share we would love to see them.

Very Respectfully,

  Christopher G. Dion
Program Analyst, Third-Party Canine Branch
Policy, Plans and Engagement- Air Cargo Division
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration

(210) 790-4826

Clicking on any of the above pictures will bring up the larger original which you can download for your files.