Beside many good Airmen is a loyal and obedient military working dog. One Air Force base held its first official retirement ceremony for a dog last month. Since 2010, Dexter, a German Shepard, has saved the lives of thousands of Airmen by assisting with patrol and explosives detection. Dexter’s handler, Staff Sergeant Alexandra Springman, who is stationed at Arizona’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, discussed Dexter’s retirement with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on The Federal Drive.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.