MWD Rikk’s journey began in May 2008, as he first arrived for training at the 341st Training Squadron in Lackland AFB, Texas.
In July 2008, MWD Rikk was certified as an Explosive Detector Dog.
Soon after, MWD Rikk was assigned to the 647th Security Forces Squadron, Hickam AFB, Hawaii, to begin active service.
Through his tenure at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, MWD Rikk has supported the Global War on Terrorism by deploying three times in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom.
MWD Rikk has also provided security for the President of the United States by being assigned to the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Secret Service on numerous occasions.
Rikk is now retired and currently has symptoms of Lumbosacral Spondylosis (fusing of the vertebrae in the spine). This makes it difficult to walk and the dragging of the hind legs.
Rikk is currently the ONLY retired military working dog on “The Big Island” and we are working hard to ensure his medical bills are taken care of.
As the owner of a GSD that has the same thing, I know how emotional it can be watching it take over your dog. The pain medications, the frequent X-rays for check ups and the additional work that comes with ansomewhat paralyzed dog.
Please help us ensure that MWD Rikk gets the care he has earned so he can enjoy his retirement!
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