FDNY firefighter promoted to Marine Corps Major in firehouse

NEW YORK — When FDNY Firefighter Jason Brezler was to be promoted to Major in the Marine Corps Reserves, he was told he could choose where the ceremony would take place. He said he immediately knew where he wanted it, but it wasn’t the Iwo Jima Memorial, his unit in Washington D.C. or even where he was stationed in Afghanistan. He chose his firehouse, Engine 45 and Ladder 58 in the Bronx. “Why do this [ceremony] in a garage in the Bronx?” Firefighter Brezler said following the June 18 ceremony. “I’m proud to be part of two of the greatest organizations in this country – the FDNY and the USMC. Some of my best friends are here. For me, it made perfect sense.” Dozens of family and friends attended the ceremony, where Firefighter Walter Powers, who also works at Ladder 58 and is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, officiated. “I’ve been in the Marine Corps for 22 years, and I can...
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Lance Returns, Sheep Dog Expands

As the members of any new organization will tell you, having the Founder and CEO out-of-pocket for several days puts a strain on day-to-day business activities. Having the Founder and CEO deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom gives “out-of-pocket” a whole new meaning. As of June 4th Lance and his Marines & Sailors ended a 13 month deployment that began May 1st of 2009. Saying that we are happy to have Lance home is an understatement! We are extremely proud of the sacrifices made by all our brave men and women serving around the world, especially our men and women serving on the front lines of the war on terror. Please keep in mind these sacrifices, just like the men and women serving on the home front in Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services, societies Sheepdog’s are continuously on call and making the ultimate sacrifice. In Lance’s absence Sheep Dog IA has continued moving forward...
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Wishing the Army a Happy 235th Birthday!

Two hundred and thirty-five years ago, the United States Army was established to defend our Nation. From the Revolutionary War to the current operations taking place around the world, our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs. This 235th birthday commemorates America’s Army – Soldiers, Families and Civilians – who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong. Being Army Strong goes beyond physical endurance and mental preparedness. It encompasses an indomitable spirit, and high ethical and moral values. These are not only desirable traits in a person, but in a Nation that wishes to live up to the ideals and vision of its founders. We are “America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation.” Visit the Army website and say Thank You!...
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80 year old Sheepdog kills “wolf” in Chicago!

An 80-year-old Chicago man shot and killed an armed man who broke into his two-story house in a pre-dawn home invasion Wednesday on the city’s West Side. At about 5:20 a.m., the homeowner and his wife, also in her 80s, discovered the intruder entering their home through a back door. The homeowner, who had a gun, confronted and killed the burglar on the doorstep, police said. Cops said the intruder also fired his gun during the struggle. The 80-year-old home owner is an Army veteran! Read the article....
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Two Sheepdogs Killed in West Memphis, AR

West Memphis – Authorities say two West Memphis police officers were shot and killed by two men with AK-47s during a traffic stop on a busy interstate. The two suspects later died in a shootout with police in the crowded parking lot of a Walmart. West Memphis Police Inspector Bert Shelton says officers Brandon Paudert and Bill Evans were “running drug interdiction” on Interstate 40 in east Arkansas when they pulled over a white van with Ohio license plates Thursday afternoon. Shelton says two men got out of the van and opened fire on the officers with Ak-47s. Read the full story....
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US & Iraqi Sheepdogs Working Together

Marines and Iraqi soldiers spread cheer to students in Al Anbar 3/5/2010 By Cpl. Triah Pendracki, Multi National Force – West Americans are known to have a surplus of many things, which often go to waste or are forgotten about when the next “big thing” comes on the market. To combat some of that regular behavior, Marines from 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, Task Force Military Police, aboard Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, decided to enlist the help of the Iraqi army to disperse many of their little extras to the children of Iraq’s Al Anbar province. “Since we’ve been out here, we have acquired extra supplies from care packages and other sources,” explained 1st Sgt. R. Lance Nutt, the first sergeant for Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Bn., 24th Marines, and project organizer. “We made contact with the 7th Iraqi Army Division through the Military Transition Team on Al Asad and started planning distribution.” What started as an idea for a...
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Assisting Sheepdogs in Iraq

[vc_column_text width="2/3" el_position="first"] Having the founder deployed to Iraq poses different challenges, but it also opens the door to opportunity, and the chance to assist in new and exciting ways. For example, while stationed at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Lance discovered a Fire Station staffed by US Fire Fighters and EMT/EMS personnel on base. These are fire & rescue members from fire houses all over the States, from New Jersey to Alabama and all points in-between. [/vc_column_text] [vc_column_text width="1/3" el_position="last"] [/vc_column_text] [vc_column_text width="1/3" el_position="first"] [/vc_column_text] [vc_column_text width="2/3" el_position="last"] Most Americans appreciate the sacrifices made by the men and women of the Armed Services deployed overseas, but very few know about the men and women working hard to protect those that defend freedom! Having civilian fire & rescue members stationed at Al Asad Air Base enables the soldiers, sailors, airmen & Marines stationed there to focus on their missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. [/vc_column_text] [vc_column_text width="2/3" el_position="first"] The teamwork displayed by these fellow Sheepdogs is...
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