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Nebraska National Guard members depart to help with inauguration

Posted at 5:59 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 22:14:47-05

(Video courtesy Nebraska National Guard)

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) - Men and women from the Nebraska National Guard departed for Washington D.C. on Saturday to assist with President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

The Nebraska National Guard is sending about 300 members to help with the inauguration.

The Nebraska Soldiers and Airmen will assist in protecting property and providing a safe environment for citizens to exercise their right to peacefully assemble and protest. The personnel are scheduled to be on duty through the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20

“I am incredibly proud of our Soldiers and Airmen who will participate in this historic event, one that reinforces the peaceful transition of power – a hallmark of our democracy – and ensures the safety and well-being of our fellow Americans at our nation’s capital,” said Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, Nebraska adjutant general. “Thank you to the families and employers who support our men and women who continue to answer the call of duty.”

Biden’s inauguration marks the third consecutive presidential inauguration the Nebraska National Guard has supported.

Soldiers and Airmen from the National Guards of nearly all states, territories and District of Columbia are expected to provide security, communications, medical evacuation and other support to civilian authorities throughout the presidential inauguration.

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