Ellsworth retires Military Working Dog Boris Published June 1, 2020 By Senior Airman Michael Jones 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- Retired Military Working Dog Boris was honored and relieved from duty after over seven years of dedicated service to the U.S. Air Force May 29. Boris began his military career in September 2012 and arrived at Ellsworth Air Force Base July 2013 when he was assigned to the 28th Security Forces Squadron. Since Boris’ arrival he has been an integral part in keeping the Ellsworth community safe on-base and abroad. During his time at Ellsworth, Boris deployed to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He also supported U.S. Secret Service missions in direct protection of the President and Vice President of the United States. He also executed over 3,000 random anti-terrorism measures, 3,000 foot patrols, and conducted nearly 40,000 hours of explosive detection. In addition to being honored by the 28th Security Forces Squadron commander Lt. Col. Nicole Schatz, Boris was also awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, which recognizes members who distinguish themselves by meritorious achievement and service.