Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-01-12 19:02:20 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — The Nevada Guard will support federal law enforcement before and during the January 20th presidential inauguration ceremony.
A Tuesday news release from Carson City shows that more than 200 Nevada National Guard soldiers and Air Force soldiers are in Washington, DC during the event.
Security guards will provide law enforcement with security, logistics, and communications support for Joe Biden’s inauguration. Operational security prevents more detailed information about their mission.
Participating in this operation are the 1st Squadron of the Nevada Army National Guard, the 221st Cavalry, the 3665th Explosive Weapons Disposal Company soldiers, and the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Communications Flight Airman.
According to the release, these units were configured to support the event before the January 6th event.
National Guard support from at least 30 states includes military personnel and equipment for the ceremony.
The Pentagon has approved up to 20,000 troops for the inauguration, General Daniel Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard, said Monday. According to Hawkanson, the US Secret Service, US Capitol Police, and DC Parks and Recreation Police have requested additional assistance.