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Today in Smithsonian History: June 25, 1975

Don Bartel, trainer for the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Protective Services K-9 Unit, with Major, one of the K-9 Unit's finest. (Photo by Diane Nordeck, as featured in the Torch June, 1994)

Don Bartel, trainer for the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of Protective Services K-9 Unit, with Major, one of the K-9 Unit’s finest. (Photo by Diane Nordeck, as featured in the Torch June, 1994)

June 25, 1975 The first class of the Smithsonian Canine (or K-9) Unit graduates at ceremonies held at the canine training grounds of Andrews Air Force Base. This first group of security dogs consists of six dogs of German Shepherd descent.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives


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