• The U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corps marches down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 2009 presidential inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform provided military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 inauguration.

    U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corps

    The U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corps marches down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 2009 presidential inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform provided military ceremonial support to the presidential...

  • Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey Jr., flanked by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, salutes as our nation’s colors pass the reviewing stand during the 2009 presidential inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform provided military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 inauguration.

    Saluting the nation's colors

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey Jr., flanked by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, salutes as our nation’s colors pass the reviewing stand during the 2009 presidential inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20...

  • Soldiers in the West Virginia National Guard Quick Reaction Force train in Washington, D.C., prior to the 2009 Presidential inauguration. Soldiers were deployed to the nation's capital to support local law enforcement with traffic and crowd control and were prepared to respond to any type of civil disturbance.

    Crowd control training

    Soldiers in the West Virginia National Guard Quick Reaction Force train in Washington, D.C., prior to the 2009 Presidential inauguration. Soldiers were deployed to the nation's capital to support local law enforcement with traffic and crowd control and...

  • President Barack Obama dances with Sgt. Margaret H. Herrera while first lady Michelle Obama dances with Marine Corps Sgt. Elidio Guillen at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. The ball honored America's servicemembers, families, the fallen and wounded warriors.

    Commander-in-Chief's Ball

    President Barack Obama dances with Sgt. Margaret H. Herrera while first lady Michelle Obama dances with Marine Corps Sgt. Elidio Guillen at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. The ball...

  • During the Commander in Chief's Ball Jan. 20 at the National Building Museum, President Barack Obama told military members he was proud of their service.  "It is wonderful to be surrounded by some of the very best and bravest Americans," Obama said. "Know that as president I will have no greater honor or responsibility than serving as your commander in chief."

    Commander in Chief Ball

    During the Commander in Chief's Ball Jan. 20 at the National Building Museum, President Barack Obama told military members he was proud of their service. "It is wonderful to be surrounded by some of the very best and bravest Americans," Obama said...

  • During the Commander in Chief's Ball, Jan. 20 at the National Building Museum, President Barack Obama spoke via teleconference to Afghanistan with Soldiers deployed there from the Illinois National Guard's 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. He told those Soldiers he was proud of their service.

    Commander in Chief Ball

    During the Commander in Chief's Ball, Jan. 20 at the National Building Museum, President Barack Obama spoke via teleconference to Afghanistan with Soldiers deployed there from the Illinois National Guard's 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. He told...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Isaac Peterson Jr., an Armed Forces Inaugural Committee member, readies his station at the U.S. Capitol prior to the start of the 56th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20.

    Armed Forces Inaugural Committee

    Sgt. 1st Class Isaac Peterson Jr., an Armed Forces Inaugural Committee member, readies his station at the U.S. Capitol prior to the start of the 56th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20.

  • Sgt. Malkia Litaker, with the 947th Military Police Detachment at Fort Myer, Va., and her military working dog, Gerko, work together to find simulated explosives during a demonstration Jan. 14, at Fort McNair, Va. The team assisted in providing explosive detection capability during inaugural events in the nation's capital.

    Finding simulated explosives

    Sgt. Malkia Litaker, with the 947th Military Police Detachment at Fort Myer, Va., and her military working dog, Gerko, work together to find simulated explosives during a demonstration Jan. 14, at Fort McNair, Va. The team assisted in providing...

  • Virginia Army National Guard Spc. Jerry Andes offers directions to one of the many people who passed through a U.S. Secret Service checkpoint to watch the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2009.

    U.S. Secret Service checkpoint

    Virginia Army National Guard Spc. Jerry Andes offers directions to one of the many people who passed through a U.S. Secret Service checkpoint to watch the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2009.

  • Brig. Gen. Barbaranette Bolden, commander, Joint Task Force-District of Columbia, oversees National Guard support to the inauguration from  the Operations Center at the D.C. Armory, Jan. 14.

    Operations Center

    Brig. Gen. Barbaranette Bolden, commander, Joint Task Force-District of Columbia, oversees National Guard support to the inauguration from the Operations Center at the D.C. Armory, Jan. 14.

  • Members of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee standing in for newly-elected officials render honors as the U.S. Joint Color Guard passes in review during a full-dress rehearsal for the presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 11, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform provided military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 inauguration.

    Full-dress rehearsal for the presidential inauguration

    Members of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee standing in for newly-elected officials render honors as the U.S. Joint Color Guard passes in review during a full-dress rehearsal for the presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan...

  • Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe, commander of Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and chairman of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, makes welcoming remarks to participants in a large-scale map symposium at the D.C. Armory, Dec. 18. The AFIC exercise involved the National Guard and a variety of local, state and federal agencies plotting out details for the inaugural celebration.

    Inaugural Map

    Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe, commander of Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and chairman of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, makes welcoming remarks to participants in a large-scale map symposium at the D.C. Armory, Dec. 18. The AFIC...

  • The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets practice in front of the presidential reviewing stand at Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 10, 2008, in preparation for the presidential inauguration.

    Armed Forces Inaugural Committee: Servicemembers to help usher in new president

    The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets practice in front of the presidential reviewing stand at Fort Myer, Va., Jan. 10, 2008, in preparation for the presidential inauguration.

  • Spc. Noah Cosner from the 243rd Engineers from Cumberland Md., works crowd control for the opening ceremony for the 56th Presidential Inauguration. Cosner was a part of the over 5,000 National Guardsmen called in to Washington D.C. area to assist the D.C. Metropolitan police.

    Inauguration crowd control

    Spc. Noah Cosner from the 243rd Engineers from Cumberland Md., works crowd control for the opening ceremony for the 56th Presidential Inauguration. Cosner was a part of the over 5,000 National Guardsmen called in to Washington D.C. area to assist the...

  • Members of the joint honor cordon carry weapons at port arms as they prepare for the start of the 56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform provided military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 inauguration.

    Joint honor cordon

    Members of the joint honor cordon carry weapons at port arms as they prepare for the start of the 56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform provided military ceremonial support to the...

  • Washington, D.C.-- Iowa National Guard soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division reconnoiter possible checkpoints to be used for security efforts during the 56th presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. Their recon ended near Capitol Hill, where the soldiers took the opportunity to pose for a group photo in front of the Capitol Building.

    Security training

    Washington, D.C.-- Iowa National Guard soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division reconnoiter possible checkpoints to be used for security efforts during the 56th presidential inauguration in Washington...

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