South Dakota National Guard to Assist at Trump’s Inauguration
When Donald Trump lays his hand on the Bible and takes the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States on January 20, (2017) in Washington D.C., members of the South Dakota National Guard will also be there.
KDLT TV is reporting that District of Columbia National Guard and federal and local law enforcement agencies from the D.C. area will utilize the assistance of Soldiers and Airmen from South Dakota's National Guard, along with hundreds of other National Guardsmen from 35 more states to provide security, crowd control, and traffic management during the inauguration ceremony.
Support personnel will be used throughout the U.S. Capitol region to ensure safe and secure movement of civilians prior to, during and after events and activities.
The South Dakota National Guard support staff will include members from the Rapid City and Sioux Falls-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.
South Dakota Soldiers and Airmen should be in the D.C. area for nearly a week lending a hand.
Source: KDLT TV