YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Col. Otto Feather retired Friday with another old dog from the Air Force — a 10-year-old Belgian Malinois named Elra.
Decommissioned as a military working dog last year, Elra recently was adopted by the outgoing 374th Airlift Wing commander.
“She just seemed like an old pal from way back,” said Feather, who met the dog during a K-9 demonstration at Yokota in October. “We just hit it off.”
Like every working dog retired by the military, Elra was classified as “excess equipment” before she was adopted.