Nevada National Guard to send troops to Biden’s inauguration

Decision was made before Capitol siege

Mitch Kelly
January 14, 2021 - 5:17 am
Members of the National Guard walk through the U.S. Capitol on January 11, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada National Guard will send more than 200 troops to Washington, D.C., to help with security for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20th.

The guard said i the decision was not prompted by last week’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol and that the units had already been scheduled to support law enforcement at the ceremony.

“Soldiers in the Nevada Army Guard’s 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry and 3665th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company and Airmen in the Nevada Air Guard’s 152nd Communications Flight are set to leave in the upcoming week to support the inauguration,” the guard said in a statement.

More than 30 states plan to send National Guard personnel to assist local police with security, logistics and communications during the event