A U.S. Army Soldier from the Georgia Army National Guard’s Macon-based 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team stands guard while assisting the U.S. Capitol Police Department prior to the Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C., Jan. 19, 2021. At least 25,000 National Guardsmen have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Bryant Wine) (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring out security badges.) (Photo by Capt. Bryant Wine)
MARIETTA, Ga. —
Georgia National Guard personnel have returned to Georgia, except for a handful of volunteers, after answering the nation’s call to assist the District of Columbia National Guard and the United States Secret Service during the 59th Presidential Inauguration, Jan 20, 2021. Those remaining in DC will meet up with a new, small group (100+) of Georgia Guardsmen in the coming days.
“We will stand and deliver for our state and our nation. We will do so with professionalism and shared values that define our organization,” MG Tom Carden, The Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard.
The small group, consisting of the Georgia Army National Guard and the Georgia Air National Guard, will travel to DC and assist with residual security requests from the Capitol Police, the Park Police, and the United States Secret Service.