Minnesota National Guard sending soldiers to support Presidential Inauguration

Minnesota National Guard sending soldiers to support Presidential Inauguration Photo: Courtesy Minnesota National Guard via Twitter.

KAAL-TV
Updated: January 12, 2021 03:54 PM
Created: January 12, 2021 03:42 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Minnesota National Guard is sending a company of Soldiers to support Presidential Inauguration activities. 

This week more than 130 Soldiers from Bravo Troop, 1-94th Cavalry Squadron and Airmen from the 148th Fighter Wing will head to Washington D.C. in support of National Guard assignments for the Inauguration.

"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.  "We are proud and ready to serve the nation at this historic event."

The Minnesota National Guard's 133rd Airlift Wing will provide transportation to the Soldiers.  Uniquely, this weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the week the 133rd Airlift Wing received federal recognition, creating the first Air National Guard unit in the country. It is fitting that during this 100th Anniversary week, they are supporting a mission in our nation's capital at the direction of National Guard Bureau. 

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


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