The American Pit Bull Terrier used to be the U.S. military's mascot. Sergeant Stubby, known as the most decorated war dog, was also a pit bull.
But despite their service, in early 2009, just before the Bush Administration left office, the Pentagon passed a new pet policy for military housing that banned pit bulls, rottweilers, dobermans, chows, and wolf hybrids. Several military families were forced to give up their dogs.
Breed specific legislation doesn't work. There's no good way to reliably identify breeds and dog bites are the result of irresponsible ownership, not any particular breed.
Ask your representative and President Obama to repeal the military housing pet policy. Let these loyal dogs return to our bases, and keep military families together.