Virginia Army National Guard soldiers stand guard in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2021. National Guard soldiers and airmen from several states have traveled to Washington to provide support leading up to Inauguration Day.

National Guard units from Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey have been mobilized and tasked to provide security through Inauguration Day, in our nation’s capitol.

On Monday, January 11, General Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, stated that, “We have received support requests from the Secret Service, Capitol Police and Park Police, and have been authorized to provide up to 15,000 Guard members to meet current and future support needs.”

The general went on to say, “Right now, we have a plan for 10,000; we have been authorized up to 15,000. The number of folks we have here is really directly dependent on the Secret Service, Capitol Police, or Park Police.”

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