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Guard to Send 21,000 Troops to D.C. for Inauguration

January 15, 2021

Guard members in-process at the D.C. Armory on January. 7, 2021. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states have traveled to the National Capital Region to provide mission support to federal and district authorities. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Amanda Bodony.

From the Air Force Magazine website

National Guard Bureau Chief Army Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson on January 14 told government leaders to expect 21,000 Guard troops to be on the ground within the National Capital Region by Inauguration Day—an approximately threefold increase over the number of troops mobilized in Washington, D.C., as of January 14.

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This Air Force Magazine article was posted before the announcement of 200 Hawaii National Guard member deploying to Washington, D.C.

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