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SD National Guard members depart for 58th Presidential Inauguration

 

RAPID CITY, S.D. – More than 150 Soldiers and Airmen with the South Dakota National Guard departed South Dakota for Washington, D.C., Jan. 18, where they will provide support to the 58th Presidential Inauguration.

They will join more than 7,500 National Guardsmen from 44 other states and territories 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 will be in the D.C. area for several days to ensure safe and secure movement of civilians prior to, during and after inauguration events and activities.

 

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