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  • National Guard security mission at U.S. Capitol concludes

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Guard’s U.S. Capitol security mission to support the U.S. Capitol Police ends May 23.Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, spoke about the mission as part of his testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday.“I’m proud of the Guardsmen

  • Synchronization a must in continued Guard support to Capitol

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When discussing the most recent rotation of National Guard members supporting U.S. Capitol Police following the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol, Army Col. Kevin Crawford doesn’t go by his official title as chief of the Army National Guard’s operations division.“Synchronizer-in-chief” is

  • In historic year, Washington National Guard answers the call

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – To describe 2020 as unprecedented would be an understatement."This past year has been a trying year," said Washington National Guard Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty, the adjutant general. "We not only continue to support the COVID mission, we were called up for two of the worst civil

  • Tennessee National Guard supports presidential inauguration

    WASHINGTON – Over 750 Soldiers and Airmen with the Tennessee National Guard are part of a 25,000-member National Guard task force assisting with security at the U.S. Capitol and other federal properties for the 59th presidential inauguration. The Tennessee Army National Guard is providing over 700

  • Alaska National Guard in DC to assist at inauguration

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Airmen and Soldiers of the Alaska National Guard departed for Washington Tuesday to assist the District of Columbia National Guard and federal civilian authorities with the 59th presidential inauguration. After an unprecedented four hours between the

  • Teamwork leads to historic mobilization of Washington Guard

    CAMP MURRAY, Wash. – Dozens of Washington National Guard Airmen and Soldiers listened to words of encouragement from their state and military leadership in the passenger terminal at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Jan. 17.They were about to embark on a historic mission to Washington, D.C., to support

  • National Guard troops head to DC from as far away as Guam

    WASHINGTON – Thousands of National Guard troops are arriving in the nation's capital from as far away as Guam to support authorities through the presidential inauguration Wednesday.Volunteers from the Guam National Guard departed from the A.B. Won Pat International Airport in Tamuning on Jan. 17, en

  • Guard's judge advocates brief Soldiers and Airmen in DC

    WASHINGTON – Several District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) judge advocates are providing guidance to Soldiers and Airmen during Operation Capitol Response in the nation's capital.Thousands of National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from many states have traveled to the National Capital Region to

  • National Guard members getting the support they need in DC

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The thousands of National Guard members supporting the 59th presidential inauguration are receiving proper lodging when off duty and three meals a day, according to Guard officials. Establishing that support in a short timeframe is a testament to the Guard’s readiness, said Army

  • Historic Air National Guard airlift brings troops to DC

    WASHINGTON – Thousands of National Guard troops continued to stream into the nation's capital to support law enforcement during the presidential inauguration, building to a force of up to 25,000 members. Many of the Soldiers and Airmen are getting there via the Air National Guard in a historic