“A NEW LEASH ON LIFE” PTSD/TBI Awareness and What to Know About Service Dogs

This event is free to attend.

“A New Leash on Life”

PTSD/TBI Awareness and What to Know About Service Dogs

Presented by: South Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce and

Mike’s Car Wash, Montgomery County Police & Fire Assns.


Partners: Sinclair Community College, Holiday Inn Express-Washington Village Drive, Key Ads, Austin Landing Young Professionals, Military Affairs Association, Miami Valley Communications Council & Miami Valley Hospital South, Creative Banners Flags & Poles


We would like to welcome you to attend our special No Charge event with Captain Louis “Louie” A. Belluomini & his K9 Service Dog Star


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Sinclair’s Community College new Centerville Campus/ Main Auditorium

5800 Clyo Rd, Centerville, OH 45459

RSVP info@smrcoc.org or (937) 433-2032 x 200

Belluomini served in the Army for nine years, where he worked as a psychological operations specialist and military police officer. He was honorably discharged as a captain in 2015 after serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Belluomini suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a traumatic brain injury after his deployments, and he pursued a treatment plan involving a K9 when medication or counseling failed or didn’t completely solve the issues.

Belluomini and Star were paired together by K9s For Warriors, the nation’s largest provider of service dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11. Star, a 2-year-old golden retriever lab mix, and Belluomini are never apart, and Star performs tasks for Belluomini that he cannot do on his own.

Belluomini has worked as a paramedic in the local communities for the past 10 years and currently works at Hanco EMS in Findlay and as a paramedic at Putnam County EMS in Ottawa. Star also works on the ambulance with him and is the first dog in the country to actively work on an ambulance with her handler. Since Star works on the ambulance, she is also cross-trained to track and search for people in case they have a lost victim they respond to.


For More Information Contact: Julia Maxton; SMRCOC, President (937) 433-2032 x 103.