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341st Training Squadron

341st Training Squadron Canine Handler


Mission:

The mission of the 341st Training Squadron is to provide trained military working dogs and handlers for the Department of Defense, other government agencies and allies through training, logistical, veterinary support and research and development for security efforts worldwide.

Vision:
To be the recognized world leader in procurement, training and distribution of working dogs and handlers; to promote teamwork and continuous improvement through unparalleled veterinary care, sound breeding practices, and innovative training techniques and technologies; to explore new and effective ways of employing working dogs; and to have the world-class facilities to support our critical mission. These things we do for the protection and security of our nation and its resources throughout the world.


The 341st Training Squadron provides training to military working dogs (MWDs) used in patrol, drug and explosive detection, and specialized mission functions for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies. Personnel conduct operational training of MWD handlers and supervisors and sustain DoD MWD program through logistical support, veterinary care, and research and development for security efforts worldwide.

For the unit fact sheet, click here.

Military Working Dog Foster Program

From birth to eight weeks, future military working dogs bred at the 341st Training Squadron are reared at the Military Working Dog Center on JBSA-Lackland  in our state of the art whelping facility. While there is no guarantee that any pup of this age will develop into an adult working dog, our Puppy Development Specialists begin working with the pups from birth, imprinting and exposing the pups to a variety of stimulations and activities that will prepare them for the next phase of their life.  

At the age of eight weeks, the puppies go home with qualified and dedicated 'foster' volunteers from the greater San Antonio/Austin area. That's where YOU come in. During the 'foster' period, the pups are raised in secure, nurturing homes that provide learning and play opportunities, as well as outings for the puppies to be exposed to different environments and people to develop a socially sound puppy.

Learn more about the program here.

Military Working Dog Adoption Program

Dogs available for adoption are ones that do not meet the DoD criteria for government work.  Generally, the younger dogs available for adoption to the public are those dogs that did not pass the rigorous training and certification process to become a Military Working Dog (MWD).  There is also a selection of older dogs available that have served in the field or were utilized in the training of new military dog handlers.  Some of the available dogs may have hip, back, or other medical issues that prevent them from working.  Additionally, dogs with medical issues may require prescription medications for the remainder of their lives.  The most common breeds we have for adoption include; German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois and the occasional Labrador Retriever or German Shorthaired Pointer.  

Applications are processed as they are received to determine suitability for adoption.  Every effort is made to pair applicants who meet all requirements with dogs that suit their home, family and lifestyle. 

Learn more about the program here.

Contact Information

341st Training Squadron
 

 341st Training Squadron
1320 Truemper Street, STE 2
Joint Base San Antonio, TX 78236-5103
(210) 671-5178

MWD Contact Information

Adoption Disposition Coordinator:
MWD.Adoptions@us.af.mil

Foster Consultant/DoD Breeding Program:
MWDFoster@us.af.mil

MWD Shipping: 
mwd.transportation@us.af.mil

 

Procurement Information

Procurement:
mwd.procurement@us.af.mil

Statement of Work:
DUNS: 1-800-234-3867

Central Contractor Registration:
www.ccr.gov

Reps and Certifications:
www.bpn.gov

341st In the news

  • AFSFC launches software to monitor health of MWDs

    The Air Force Security Forces Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has officially launched the Kennel Health Assessment 2.0 project to ascertain the holistic state of all of the kennels across the U.S. Air Force and ensure the well-being of all Military Working Dogs.
  • Photos: Military working dogs of Luke

    Military working dog Max, assigned to the 56th Security Forces Squadron, poses for a portrait June
  • Ruck Racism: JBSA community leans in

    On June 13, 2020, members from across the JBSA-Lackland come together as a military community in a show of solitary in hopes to bring awareness and compassion to a very sensitive and complex topic. This Ruck Racism event was an an opportunity to take a moment to express, to listen, to understand and to reflect as wingmen.
  • Local civic group virtually immerses in MWD handler training at JBSA

    Cadre members of the 341st Training Squadron’s K-9 Handlers course at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland showcased the training military members undergo to become military working dog handlers during a virtual demonstration for members of the San Antonio Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch Texas, June 3, 2020.
  • Photos: 56th SFS at Luke AFB conducts presence patrol

    Nicholas Corral, 56th Security Forces Squadron Defense Air Force Police chief, patrols during an
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