Sabers honor MWD during retirement ceremony

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman
  • 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Military Working Dog Carla looks up at her handler, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dontae Stamps, 52nd Security Forces Squadron kennel master, during MWD Carla’s retirement ceremony at the base theater on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 3, 2021. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act mandates that handlers of MWDs be given first rights of adoption upon retirement to ensure that battle buddies who serve together can remain together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Maeson L. Elleman)