In addition to spending time with the veterans, handmade quilts were presented to them and many visits ended in prayer. Thursday, while still in the Temple area, the teams visited Fort Hood Army Base. They were again warmly welcomed and enjoyed spending time with soldiers in many phases of active military life. Their hosts were a team from the Warrior Transition Unit and they have asked the K-9 teams to return on a quarterly basis now. They look forward to being able to see them more and on a regular basis. Before departing for home, the groups returned to Waco to the Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. They were pleased to visit the various mental health groups including the locked ward as well as blind rehab and present those veterans with quilts.
One of the highlights of this visit was each team receiving a certificate from the base commander at Fort Hood. The certificate was in appreciation for the visit and to commend the dogs on their behavior. But that was not all. They also presented a certificate to be sent to LCC acknowledging the high level of training that allows our dogs to be present on the base.