- Associated Press - Thursday, May 8, 2014

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - The Navy’s submarine base in Groton is holding a retirement ceremony Thursday for two dogs assigned to the security department.

The base’s commanding officer, Capt. Carl Lahti, is planning to speak at the ceremony. His family is adopting one of the dogs and another is being adopted by the family of Lt. Edgar Tovar, the base’s security officer.

Both dogs were deployed with troops to Afghanistan and performed duties at the Connecticut base including patrols and explosive and drug detection. One dog has been at the Navy since 2006 and the other since 2009.

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