Nearly 1,300 members of the U.S. Air Force will support the ceremony and logistics for the 58th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20. The Air Force District of Washington gave members of the press a sneak peak of their rehearsals at Joint Base Andrews.
On Friday, Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in an inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. This gallery looks back at some Inauguration ceremonies Washington has witnessed over the years.
About 1,300 members of the U.S. Air Force, including members of the Air Force Band, Honor Guard, Reserve, National Guard and Academy, will participate in the 58th Inauguration Day. Some 1,000 members provide ceremonial support on site, while another 300 work off site on behind-the-scenes logistics and planning. Joint Base Andrews gave the media a preview of the role that the Air Force District of Washington will play Jan. 20.
The vast majority of federal employees who responded to a Federal News Radio poll said they have no plans to retire for political reasons during the administration of President-elect Donald Trump.
The FBI’s Washington Field Office is ready to respond to a variety of threats or events that might occur during the 58th Presidential Inauguration. The various tactical response teams can handle hazardous materials, bomb threats, barricade situations, and can offer emergency medical support to agents injured in the line of duty. The FBI Washington Field Office’s tactical response teams presented some of their tools and kits that can be deployed on Inauguration Day during a Jan. 9 press conference in Washington, D.C.
Candidate Donald Trump promised to drain the Washington swamp, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked some of the swamp dwellers what they thought that means.
The Office of Personnel Management issued a memo Dec. 2 detailing the government’s plans for federal workers during the week of Jan. 16.
The Office of Personnel Management released the calendar year 2017 federal holiday schedule, including the plan for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
Prof. Martha Joynt Kuman compares today’s ceremony with previous inaugurations. Paul Lawrence of Ernst and Young discusses how the president’s cabinet may change in Obama’s second term. Staff writer Kevin Baron of Foreign Policy Magazine discusses the limitations of the inspector general. Senior Airman Daniel Burkhardt talks about an app he helped to develop to help people navigate today’s inauguration. Col. Gina Humble talks about the role the military will play in today’s ceremonies.
FederalNewsRadio’s Max Cacas has been following the events of this Inauguration Day, and joins us with a look at the Inauguration of now President Barack Obama.