Members of the Florida National Guard are in Washington, D.C., to help local law enforcement with President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
About 340 Sunshine State troops assisted U.S. Park Police with crowd control south of the Capitol, and helped with cybersecurity efforts.
“Cyber security is an ever growing concern within the military services, as well as our government. Cyber warfare is a very real threat and we must be ready to meet that threat and safeguard our democracy,” said DCO Team Chief, Maj. Jennifer Hunt. “The Florida Army National Guard is honored to play a role in the Presidential Inauguration and for the opportunity to serve on the forefront of cyber defense operations for our nation.”
The Florida National Guard posted several images to its Facebook page showing its troops standing along barricades, positioned amongst the crowd on the west lawn and directing traffic.
Also assisting at the inauguration: members of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, who stood guard along the inaugural parade route.