Two four-legged SFS members retire


Vulcan, 86th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, wears a new patch at his retirement ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, May 18. The patch replaced the 86th SFS shield Vulcan wore during his six years of honorable service in explosive detection.
Vulcan, 86th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, attends his retirement ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, May 18. Vulcan executed hundreds of random antiterrorism measures during his service at Ramstein, and in 2017 he deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chad Coe, 86th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, hugs Charone, 86th SFS MWD, during Charone’s retirement ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, May 18. During his nine years of honorable service, Charone showcased his capabilities in 22 demonstrations, deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, and supported multiple missions protecting the president of the United States and secretary of defense
Canine handlers assigned to the 86th Security Forces Squadron render a final salute to Vulcan, 86th SFS military working dog, at his retirement ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 18, 2019. Vulcan retired after six years of honorable service protecting his nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)
Charone and Vulcan, 86th Security Forces Squadron military working dogs, relax with their handlers during a presentation at their retirement ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 18, 2019. Charone and Vulcan will both retire due to health issues, and will continue to the homes of their handlers, U.S. Tech. Sgt. Chad Coe, and Senior Airman Jonathan Engle, 86th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)