U.S. Military troopers from the New Jersey Military Nationwide Guard load their backpacks on to a bus on the Nationwide Guard Armory at Blackwood, N.J., Jan. 9, 2021. The troopers are a part of almost 500 New Jersey Citizen-Troopers and airmen deploying to Washington, D.C. (New Jersey Nationwide Guard/Mark C. Olsen)
The pinnacle of the Nationwide Guard Bureau stated Monday that there may very well be as many as 15,000 Guard troops in Washington, D.C., for Inauguration Day, greater than doubling the variety of personnel rushed to the town within the wake of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol breach.
“We now have obtained help requests from the Secret Service, Capitol Police and Park Police, and have been approved to offer as much as 15,000 Guard members to fulfill present and future help wants,” Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the Nationwide Guard Bureau, instructed reporters throughout a call-in roundtable.
Navy And Intelligence Information Briefs — January 11, 2021