5 extra members of the Guam Nationwide Guard, from the 254th Safety Forces Squadron “Defenders,” departed for Washington, D.C., Monday morning in help of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.
The airmen, who have been despatched off by Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, Maj. Gen. (GU) Esther Aguigui and the Guam Guard’s command crew, will hyperlink up with the 30 Guam Nationwide Guard members already on the bottom within the nation’s capital, in accordance with an announcement from the Nationwide Guard.
On Sunday, a platoon-sized ingredient of roughly 30 troopers from Guam left to be part of Nationwide Guard troopers and airmen from all 54 states and territories. The group is ready to carry out safety features in and across the Capitol over the approaching days.
Round 21,000 Nationwide Guard members shall be within the nation’s capital to assist safe the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, roughly 4 occasions the variety of American troops at present deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq mixed, in accordance with USA TODAY.
The FBI has warned of deliberate armed protests at state capitols throughout the nation and in Washington, D.C., subsequent week. On Wednesday, Division of Homeland Safety officers activated a large inaugural safety operation geared toward walling off entry to the White Home and the Capitol the place Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are set to be sworn in Tuesday, East Coast time.
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The Nationwide Park Service introduced it was suspending excursions of the Washington Monument. The Park Service can also shut the Nationwide Mall, the place hundreds historically collect to see the brand new president sworn in, USA TODAY reported.