How to Retire a Military Working Dog

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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.

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.

At a ceremony at which Cherry is given a big old chew bone.

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