Missouri National Guard deploys to Washington D.C. for inauguration

Members of the Missouri National Guard are headed to Washington D.C. to provide extra security during the Presidential inauguration.  Major Jonathan Klusmeyer says the guard members will join 15,000 other citizen-soldiers and airmen in D.C..  They will provide security, communication services, medical evaluations and other support during the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.  Klusmeyer says the Guard will stay as long as they’re needed, with the current authorization at 31 days.

The Missouri National Guard previously deployed to D.C. to help with protests in June.