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Oklahoma sends National Guard troops to Biden's inauguration

 

January 15, 2021



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — About 400 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers and airmen are expected to head to Washington, D.C. this week to assist with security during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Oklahoma guard officials announced in a press release that the guardsmen will join soldiers and airmen from 43 states to assist local law enforcement with crowd management, traffic control and logistical and medical support.

"When people see the National Guard, they know we are there to help," Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, adjutant general for Oklahoma, said in a statement.

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