WASHINGTON - In just about two months, Washington D.C. will be in full inauguration mode as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
The Joint Task Force of the National Capital Region gave FOX 5 a behind-the-scenes look at some of the ceremonial units which will take part in the inaugural festivities.
Master Sergeant Jason Evans, of the Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team, showed Barnard some of the formations they will use while a part of the presidential cordon.
Staff Sergeant Hector Rodriguez told Barnard that his unit will be tasked with keeping the area safe from explosives and to keep the visitors traveling through the National Mall safe. Rodriguez demonstrated how his unit’s canines can detect explosives and take down and apprehend subjects.
Barnard also spoke with Caisson Platoon Leader, Lieutenant Austin Hatch, about the formations the horses will take during the inaugural ceremonies and with Master Sergeant Duane F. King, for a preview of the music from the Marine Corps Band.