WASHINGTON (Oct. 16, 2012) - - Various congressional staff members received updates on Department of Defense plans to support civil authorities during the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.

Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region Deputy Commander Egon Hawrylak led the briefings and described the mission and capabilities of the JFHQ-NCR as well as its tasking as a Joint Task Force specifically providing DoD support for the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

"The purpose of this visit is to educate U.S. House of Representative staff members from the Committee on Homeland Security about the role the JTF-NCR and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington have regarding support for the upcoming inauguration," said Darrell Adams, JFHQ-NCR/MDW congressional liaison. "It is important for them to understand our assigned missions and capabilities."

JFHQ-NCR plans, coordinates, maintains situational awareness, and as directed, employs forces for homeland defense and support to civil authorities to safeguard the nation's capital.

MDW serves as the Army Service Component to, and core staff element of, the JFHQ-NCR and provides executive, operational, ceremonial and musical support across a full spectrum of worldwide responsibilities from wreath laying ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown, official arrival ceremonies for visiting heads of state to planning and executing the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

Applications for participation in the 2013 Inauguration Parade can be submitted on-line at www.2013InaugurationParade.mil. Interested parties can also access additional information about the parade and view detailed instructions for completing and submitting their materials at the site as well. Organizations are able to log-in, create an account, enter relevant data, and up-load organization photos, a group biography, video clips, and copies of supporting correspondence from government and political leaders. All applications must be submitted on-line.

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