Staff Sgt. Nicholas Heckler, former 14th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, prepares to walk with newly retired MWD Cherry, during her retirement ceremony Aug. 24, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Cherry retired after serving the Air Force for 10 years, and will go on to live with Heckler.
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At a ceremony at which Cherry is given a big old chew bone.
A 76- year-old former U.S. Coast Guard ship that was one of the first vessels to pass through the indomitable Northwest Passage and circumnavigate the entire North American continent, will be auctioned off on the steps of the U.S. District Courthouse in Mobile at Noon on Dec. 4.
A Coast Guard seaman accused of murder was released from a San Diego brig Monday as the admiral overseeing his prosecution ordered a new hearing in the case.
Seaman Ethan W. Tucker, 21, was arrested August 28 after a seven-month Coast Guard investigation into the January death of Seaman Ethan Kelch, 19, who served on the same ship as Tucker— the Douglas Munro, a high endurance cutter based in Kodiak, Alaska.
Tucker is charged with murder, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, making false official statements, obstruction of justice and failure to obey orders. He has not entered a plea and won't do so unless his case is referred to a court-martial.