By JTF-NCR Public AffairsNovember 29, 2012
WASHINGTON (Novv. 28, 2012) --The Joint Task Force -- National Capital Region social media sites for the 57th Presidential Inauguration are live. JTF-NCR is providing several interactive, comprehensive sites as sources of information pertaining to DoD involvement in inaugural events.
Content includes historical facts, up-to-date details about inaugural events, current and historical photos and artwork, service-specific details, profiles on personnel supporting the inauguration, and even patriotic crafts and activities.
JTF-NCR is a joint service command tasked by the Commander, United States Northern Command to provide all military ceremonial support for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. As a joint command, it includes members from all branches of the United States armed forces.
Military involvement in the Presidential Inauguration dates back to April 30, 1789, when members of the U.S. Army, local militia units and revolutionary war veterans escorted George Washington to his first inauguration ceremony. Military support to the Inauguration honors the commander in chief, recognizes civilian control of the military and celebrates democracy.