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DOD’s longest-serving working dog retires

1/28/2013 – MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho  — For a few weeks in January, MHAFB held the distinction of having the longest-serving military working dog in the Department of Defense.

Base leadership, fellow Defenders and other members of the Gunfighter family came out to say farewell to Tanja as she left the 366th Security Forces Squadron kennels for the last time.

“She is a Belgian Malinois and has been in the program for almost 12 years,” said Staff Sgt. Robert Wilson, 366th SFS military working dog handler. “She has deployed five times to various countries around the world and has been a definite asset during her military career.”

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