MWD retires after nine years of service

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

Wax, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, sits during his retirement ceremony Aug. 9, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. While at Luke, Wax provided 23,000 explosive detection searches, with a total of 2,000 search hours.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

Wax, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, recieves a certicate from Maj. Kimberly Guest, 56th SFS commander, during his retirement ceremony Aug. 9, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. During his time in service, Wax was a critical component in supporting 11 U.S. Secret Service missions helping secure President Barack Obama, President Donald Trump and foreign leaders attending the 67th United Nations General Assembly, G8 Summit and the 2012 presidential election.
 
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

Maj. Kimberly Guest, 56th Security Forces Squadron commander, gives a speech in honor of Wax, 56th SFS military working dog, during his retirement ceremony Aug. 9, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. During his time in service, Wax deployed to Afghanistan where he cleared the ground-breaking for a 20 million dollar Iran and Afghanistan border vehicle checkpoint in support of coalition forces.
 
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

Wax, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, chases after tennis balls during his retirement ceremony Aug. 9, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. In Wax’s nine years of service he deployed to Afghanistan, supported 11 U.S. Secret Service missions and provided explosive detection overseas and at Luke.
 
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

Wax, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, eats a cupcake during his retirement ceremony Aug. 9, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. During his nine years in service, Wax was responsible for the discovery of over 800 pounds of explosive manufacturing material inside a vehicle, with the incident ending in zero casualties.