The Nebraska National Guard is sending approximately 230 personnel to Washington, D.C. to provide support for the inauguration of Joe Biden.
Nebraska’s initial plan for inauguration support called for 30 soldiers to provide communications, food service, administrative and religious support to the National Guard task force.
But, a subsequent request for another 200 personnel to assist civilian law enforcement with security operations was received and approved.
Soldiers and Airmen from the National Guards of nearly all 54 states, territories and District of Columbia are expected to provide security, communications, medical evacuation and other support to civilian law enforcement throughout the presidential inauguration.
This is the third consecutive presidential inauguration the Nebraska National Guard has supported.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts authorized the support after a request from the District of Columbia National Guard.