Arkansas, Missouri National Guard Units Head to Washington, D.C. for Inauguration

From: Ozarks First

National Guard Units from both Arkansas and Missouri will send National Guard Units to the Nation’s Capital to aid with security for the upcoming Presidential Inauguration for Joe Biden.

The Arkansas National Guard reports that 500 soldiers primarily from the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade based in Northwest Arkansas and airmen from the 189th Airlift Wing will be deployed to the nation’s capital to assist with security and other duties.

The troops will head to Washington starting on January 17 and are expected to be there through the end of the month.

Meanwhile, Missouri Governor Mike Parson is sending the Missouri National Guard to assist the D.C. National Guard through the presidential inauguration, according to Jonathan Klusmeyer, the Interim Director of Public Affairs for the Missouri National Guard.

The Missouri National Guard will help with security, communications, medical evacuation, logistics and safety to district and federal agencies while in Washington D.C.

The Missouri Statement didn’t release the specific number of troops being sent to Washington D.C. or the location of troops involved in the ongoing efforts.

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