Approved by U.S. Congress    (Public Law 110-181, Section 2877)   Congressional Sponsor:  U.S. Representative Walter B. Jones, NC

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  • 124th Rose Parade, Pasadena, California

    (L) Joey Herrick, President, Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. and John Burnam, President, JBMF, Inc.

    On New Year’s Day January 1, 2013 Natural Balance Pet Foods in coordination with the John Burnam Monument Foundation will enter a Rose Parade float representing the Military Working Dog Teams National Monument (graphics rendering below). I, John Burnam, will be riding the float along with a supporting cast of U.S. Military Working Dog Teams representing the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Cost Guard. The 2013 Rose Parade will be televised nationally and overseas. As soon as the final float has passed in review, they will be parked and showcased for the public and media. Parked next to the national monument float will be a vehicle carrying the national monument’s actual bronze statues of the four military working dogs and dog handler, and for the first time, unveiled for public viewing. Afterwards, the bronze statues will start their journey across America, stopping in various cities and military bases along the way. A list of actual stops will be posted at www.jbmf.us as they become available. The national road trip will end at Lackland Air Force base, San Antonio, Texas in late summer 2013 and the bronze statues will be permanently mounted on a large granite pedestal in preparation for the dedication in October 2013. Specific dedication date will be announced in the spring of 2013. If you attend the parade, please stop by and say hello to the JBMF, Inc. team of myself, Larry Chilcoat, Treasurer, and Kristie Dober, Secretary. – John Burnam, President, JBMF, Inc.

  • July 6, 2012 Benefit Concert in Fulton, Texas

    Larry Chilcoat sponsored a fundraiser for the monument at the Fulton Convention Center. Over 300 dog lovers and patriots attended.

  • May 1-5, 2012: Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas

    Joint Service K9 Trials and Training Seminar and Vendor Expo

    In conjunction with the worldwide Military K9 Team Competitions,  Garrett Container Systems, Inc. organized a Vendors Expo of Military Working Dog (MWD) Team products and services.  They invited Vendors from all over the country to display and discuss their products and services that support the U.S. MWD Team programs worldwide.   A Vendor Raffle of donated dog and handler products and services was held for the competing MWD Handlers.   It was a huge success!  JBMF, Inc. also raffled off 3 Mini Models of the national monument’s pedestal figures (4 dogs and handler).  The Vendors also pooled their money together and made a significant donation totaling $62,000.00 to the National Monument for Military Working Dog Teams.  A BIG THANK YOU to ALL the Vendors that supported this terrific event!!!

  • Joint Service Canine Trials and Training Seminar

    (L to R) Jim Diven, Sales & Marketing Representative, Garrett Container Systems, Inc. and John Burnam, President, JBMF, Inc. – Fundraising planning meeting, Accident, Maryland, January 11, 2012

    FUNDRAISER April 30 – May 5, 2012: Garrett Container Systems, Inc. is organizing a Department of Defense Worldwide Joint Service Canine Trials and Training Seminar at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    • The week long gala will include 40 Military Working Dog Teams (competition), Kennel Masters, Trainers, Senior Military Leaders representing the Military Police, Combat Engineers, Infantry, and Special Forces communities.

    • There will be 20 Vender Exhibition booths displaying MWD products and services.

    • Larry Chilcoat, JBMF, Inc. will set up a booth and raffle off three 12 inch Resin Models of the national monument's pedestal figures (4 dogs and dog handler).

    • John Burnam, President, JBMF, Inc. and author of "Dog Tags of Courage" and "A Soldier's Best Friend" will be the keynote speaker for the national monument fundraiser.

    • Proceeds for this event will be donated to help build the National Monument for Military Working Dog Teams.

    • For more information, please contact Garrett Container Systems at salesteam@garrettcontainer.com

  • January 28, 2012 concert in Galveston, Texas

    Larry Chilcoat (on the right), JBMF, Inc. and Joe Bonsall, tenor singer and spokesman for the legendary country music group The Oak Ridge Boys with the 12" bronze model backstage before their concert.