Animals have always played a role in the military. Whether they were around for specific training and missions, or just to be a pal to the troops while they were out on their mission, animals have lent a hand in some form or fashion to help our military men. Dogs weren’t the only animals who were capable of performing duties in the military; cats had jobs too, at times. They were often photographed with military personnel, even as far back as in the 1800’s, cats were seen on Navy ships, with the Air Force, and in barracks. Even in the brink of disaster, cats could relieve the stress and anxiety for our military men, just with a simple gesture of love and affection.
Here are 20 amazing photos of cats with the military and the stories to match.