USPS unveils 2019 stamps honoring military dogs

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The US Postal Service has announced plans to create a stamp collection of military dogs this year.

USPS said in a press release that the new booklet was created to honor “the nation’s brave and loyal military working dogs.”

The booklet will feature 20 stamps of four breeds — the German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Belgian Malinois and Dutch shepherd — all of which commonly serve in the armed forces.

Illustrations of the military dogs will include a white star in the background and other patriotic themes, according to USPS.

An estimated 2,300 working dogs currently serve on US military bases across the globe, according to CNN, which reports that military dogs have served in the US Armed Forces since World War I.

Military dogs often serve as sentries and guards at US military posts, as well as assist with search and rescue operations by using their heightened sense of smell.

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