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Ellsworth retires Military Working Dog Boris

Dog in front of flags

Military Working Dog Boris, 28th Security Forces Squadron, prepares for his retirement ceremony at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 29, 2020. During his time at Ellsworth, Boris deployed to Saudi Arabia and Qatar and also supported U.S. Secret Service missions in direct protection of the President and Vice President of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Dogs and service members

Staff Sgt. Grace Daniels, 28th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog kennel master, reads the Air Force Commendation Medal for MWD Boris, 28th SFS, at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 29, 2020. Military Working Dog Boris was relieved from duty May 29 after over seven years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Dog is awarded medal

Lt. Col. Nicole Schatz, 28th Security Forces Squadron commander, pins on the Air Force Commendation Medal to Military Working Dog Boris, 28th SFS, at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 29, 2020. During his time at Ellsworth, Boris executed over 3,000 random anti-terrorism measures, 3,000 foot patrols, and conducted nearly 40,000 hours of explosive detection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

Dog and person

Retired Military Working Dog Boris (left), and Lt. Col. Nicole Schatz, 28th Security Forces Squadron commander, shows Boris’s Air Force Commendation Medal at Heritage Lake on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 29, 2020. Boris served the U.S. Air Force for over seven years, and was relieved from duty May 29. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quentin Marx)

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.
 

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