Army support during the 2009 presidential inauguration

By U.S. Army / VariousJanuary 26, 2009

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.
1 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Timothy Kingston) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
2 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
3 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
4 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley) VIEW ORIGINAL
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."
5 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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." (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
6 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
7 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: DOD photo) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
8 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: C. Todd Lopez) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
9 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Bob Haskell) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
10 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
11 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Air Force Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
12 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Tech. Sgt. Alan Port) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
13 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Petty Officer 2nd Class David Tucker) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
14 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Michael Davis) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
15 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Tech Sgt Suzanne M. Day) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
16 / 16 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Cassandra Monroe, Iowa National Guard) VIEW ORIGINAL