State sending 400 Guardsmen to support Presidential Inauguration
Mike Seals - January 13, 2021 11:03 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)–The Oklahoma National Guard said they will send approximately 400 National Guard Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen to the capitol to support the 59th presidential inauguration.
The Oklahoma Guardsmen will join National Guard Soldier and Airmen from 43 states.
“When people see the National Guard, they know we are there to help,” said Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, adjutant general for Oklahoma. “The men and women of the Oklahoma National Guard who will be supporting the inauguration are the same Guardsmen who have been there time and time again for Oklahoma communities.”
The Guardsmen are expected to leave Oklahoma this week and be on-site in Washington D.C. for seven to ten days.