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The end of a paw-some career

Vulkan, military working dog for the 49th Security Forces Squadron, plays with his owner, Senior Airman William Hale, MWD handler for the 49 SFS, before his retirement ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., July 27, 2018. Vulkan's loyalty to his handlers allowed for the completion of more than 10,000 hours of explosive detection for Holloman, while also completing more than 2,000 random anti-terrorism measures and vehicle searches.

Vulkan, military working dog for the 49th Security Forces Squadron, plays with his owner, Senior Airman William Hale, MWD handler for the 49 SFS, before his retirement ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., July 27, 2018. Vulkan's loyalty to his handlers allowed for the completion of more than 10,000 hours of explosive detection for Holloman, while also completing more than 2,000 random anti-terrorism measures and vehicle searches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kindra Stewart)

Vulkan, military working dog for the 49th Security Forces Squadron, smiles for the camera at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., July 27, 2018. Vulkan, a certified explosive ordnance detection dog, arrived at Holloman in 2010 and retired after nine years of faithful service to the Air Force. Following his retirement, Senior Airman William Hale, MWD handler for the 49th SFS, adopted Vulkan.

Vulkan, military working dog for the 49th Security Forces Squadron, smiles for the camera at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., July 27, 2018. Vulkan, a certified explosive ordnance detection dog, arrived at Holloman in 2010 and retired after nine years of faithful service to the Air Force. Following his retirement, Senior Airman William Hale, MWD handler for the 49th SFS, adopted Vulkan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kindra Stewart)

Vulkan, military working dog for the 49th Security Forces Squadron, receives a certificate of appreciation during his retirement ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., July 27, 2018. Vulkan contributed to securing and defending 17,000 personnel that live and work on Holloman.

Vulkan, military working dog for the 49th Security Forces Squadron, receives a certificate of appreciation during his retirement ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., July 27, 2018. Vulkan contributed to securing and defending 17,000 personnel that live and work on Holloman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kindra Stewart)

Vulkan, military working dog for the 49th Security Forces Squadron, eats a cake during his retirement ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., July 27, 2018. Vulkan deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar and Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base, Kuwait during his service supporting operations Inherent Resolve and Enduring Freedom.

Vulkan, military working dog for the 49th Security Forces Squadron, eats a cake during his retirement ceremony at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., July 27, 2018. Vulkan deployed to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar and Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base, Kuwait during his service supporting operations Inherent Resolve and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kindra Stewart)

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