The South Dakota National Guard will send more than 150 Soldiers and Airmen to provide support to the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20.
They will join hundreds of National Guardsmen from 35 other states to assist the District of Columbia National Guard and federal and local law enforcement agencies in providing security, crowd control and traffic management of attendees and support personnel throughout the U.S. Capitol region.
The Soldiers and Airmen are expected to be in the D.C. area for about a week to ensure safe and secure movement of civilians prior to, during and after inauguration events and activities.
The inauguration event will be supported by Soldiers from the Rapid City-based 235th Military Police Company, the Sioux Falls-based 114th Security Forces Squadron, one public affairs support specialist from the 114th Fighter Wing, and several medical support personnel from the Rapid City-based 82nd Civil Support Team and 109th Regional Support Group.
Courtesy: South Dakota National Guard