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Military working horses retire

Col. Richard Boltz, the 30th Space Wing commander, meets military working horse Willy and his handler Staff Sgt. Andrea Lewis, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, during his retirement ceremony at Missile V here Monday, March 14, 2011. Military working horses Willy and Judge retire after a combined 35 years in military service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

Col. Richard Boltz, the 30th Space Wing commander, meets military working horse Willy and his handler Staff Sgt. Andrea Lewis, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, during his retirement ceremony at Missile V here Monday, March 14, 2011. Military working horses Willy and Judge retire after a combined 35 years in military service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

Willy and Judge, of the 30th Security Forces working horse unit, are retired by Lt. Col. Michelle Stringer, the 30th SFS commander, during a ceremony at Missile V here Monday, March 14, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

Willy and Judge, of the 30th Security Forces working horse unit, are retired by Lt. Col. Michelle Stringer, the 30th SFS commander, during a ceremony at Missile V here Monday, March 14, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

Leading a last salute for Military Working Horses Judge and Willy,  Lt. Col. Michelle Stringer, the 30th Security Forces Squadron commander, ushers the horses into retirement at a ceremony at Missile V here Monday, March 14, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

Leading a last salute for Military Working Horses Judge and Willy, Lt. Col. Michelle Stringer, the 30th Security Forces Squadron commander, ushers the horses into retirement at a ceremony at Missile V here Monday, March 14, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

Col. Richard Boltz, the 30th Space Wing commander, meets military working horse Judge and his handler 2nd. Lt. Joshua Trayers, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, during his retirement ceremony at Missile V here Monday, March 14, 2011. Military working horses Willy and Judge retire after a combined 35 years in military service. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st. Lt. Ann Blodzinski)

Col. Richard Boltz, the 30th Space Wing commander, meets military working horse Judge and his handler 2nd. Lt. Joshua Trayers, of the 30th Security Forces Squadron, during his retirement ceremony at Missile V here Monday, March 14, 2011. Military working horses Willy and Judge retire after a combined 35 years in military service. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st. Lt. Ann Blodzinski)

Military Working Horses Judge and Willie retired March 14, 2011 here.  Vandenberg is currently the only Air Force base with Military Working Horses.  The horses are used for patrolling, search and rescue, crowd control and surveillance.  (U.S. Air Force photo/1st. Lt. Ann Blodzinski)

Military Working Horses Judge and Willie retired March 14, 2011 here. Vandenberg is currently the only Air Force base with Military Working Horses. The horses are used for patrolling, search and rescue, crowd control and surveillance. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st. Lt. Ann Blodzinski)

Willy and Judge, of the 30th Security Forces working horse unit, are retired by Lt. Col. Michelle Stringer, the 30th SFS commander, during a ceremony at Missile V here Monday, March 14, 2011.  (U.S. Air Force photo/1st. Lt. Ann Blodzinski)

Willy and Judge, of the 30th Security Forces working horse unit, are retired by Lt. Col. Michelle Stringer, the 30th SFS commander, during a ceremony at Missile V here Monday, March 14, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st. Lt. Ann Blodzinski)