Military working dog retires after seven years of service with US Air Force at RAF Mildenhall
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A special send-off for a loyal 'serviceman' took place at a Suffolk air base, after the retirement of a much-loved military working dog Luc.
The long-serving member of the US Air Force 100th Security Forces Squadron at RAF Mildenhall switched his government-issued collar and leash for a blue 'civilian' equivalent at his retirement ceremony.
The canine had become much-loved at the military base after he served seven-and-a-half years - or 50 'dog years' - in Suffolk.
Trained in the USA, Luc amassed 19,000 working hours in England - 6,000 hours of which were explosive detection.
He had a bad start in life, with his first handler kicked out of the USAF for mistreating him, but Luc went on to serve his handlers well.
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Now he is retired, Luc is living with the family of a current serviceman.
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