When you have a plane that is a major asset to the nation’s global power and strategic deterrence mission, you protect it. When it costs $2.2 billion dollars, you really protect it. And when you have 20 of these aircraft in one place, you protect it at all costs. One such security measure is Boris. He is a Military Working Dog with the 509th Security Forces Squadron / S3K at Whiteman AFB.
Boris, along with his partner SSgt Grant Meyers, provides security to the fleet of B-2 Stealth Bombers, protecting them and the base from would-be vandals.
So when you see the signs “WARNING: Restricted Area…While on this installation all personnel and the property under their control are subject to search. Use of deadly force is authorized. This area is patrolled by military working dog teams,” now you know exactly what that means.
TSgt Michael VanDeusen dons “The Suit” and give Boris a target.
Then SSgt Anthony Bellardino and MWK Bobi run the obstacle course.
I got a chance recently to witness first-hand what it felt like to be on the receiving end of such a demonstration. Needless to say, this photographer will never again try to break red!
Thank you for your service!