148th, Minnesota National Guard respond to presidential inauguration

148th, Minnesota National Guard respond to presidential inauguration Photo: WDIO-TV file

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Updated: January 12, 2021 04:44 PM
Created: January 12, 2021 03:48 PM

Airmen from the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing and soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard will be among those to provide security for the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20.

It's not immediately known how many Airmen from the 148th will assist with the inauguration.

The Guard said Tuesday that more than 130 soldiers from Bravo Troop, 1-94th Cavalry Squadron will report to Washington, and will be transported by Guard's 133rd Airlift Wing.

"Every four years National Guardsmen from throughout the country are called to assist local units supporting the inauguration," said Colonel Scott Rohweder, Minnesota National Guard Director of Operations, in a news release.  "We are proud and ready to serve the nation at this historic event." 

The Associated Press reported a total of 15,000 National Guard members have been activated for the inauguration.

Gov. Tim Walz also announced Tuesday that he plans to deploy Guard members to protect the state Capitol.

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