Every four years, federal workers, lawmakers and the general public gather at the U.S. Capitol and along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the inauguration of the new president. On Friday, Jan. 20, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
Since the 2016 election, Federal News Radio has been Tracking the Transition. Below, you’ll find all of our coverage of the 2017 inauguration.
To view the latest information about activities and road closures around Washington, D.C., visit our sister station WTOP’s Inauguration 2017 Survival Guide.
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
Officials and public gather at U.S. Capitol for inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th president.
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.
Inaugurations can be nice, but also messy and very confusing, as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey will try to explain.
Friday’s inauguration might mark the final end of the long election season, but it’s just in time for the madness — merchandise madness, that is.
Jeff Neal, former DHS chief human capital officer, explores what it means for federal employees to take the oath of office.
While it may seem difficult to imagine, far more divisive inaugurations than the one about to take place have happened in the past. The best example is the 1861 inauguration of Abraham Lincoln: seven states seceded from the U.S. between his election and his inauguration.
Coast Guard Master Chief Jonathan Towne is celebrating his retirement as drum major with one more march down Pennsylvania Avenue. Towne has been marching in inaugural parades with the Coast Guard Band since 1989.
Throughout the 20th century, film became increasingly important as a medium of communication, so it's no surprise it became an important part of inaugurations.
With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump only days away, a number of federal organizations and agencies devoted to preserving the history of the federal government have been sharing information and trivia about presidential inaugurations. Here's a look at two of the earliest inaugurations, in the days of the Founding Fathers.
The Office of Personnel Management released the calendar year 2017 federal holiday schedule, including the plan for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.
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.
Fort Myer will play a largely ceremonial role on Jan. 20 by providing horses and service members in the parade.
The U.S. Secret Service might be taking the lead on Inauguration Day, but the FBI Washington Field Office is prepared to offer whatever support is needed to the agents who will be working to prevent and protect against domestic threats.
The Office of Personnel Management has been busy in recent weeks, releasing a series of new memos as reminders to any political appointees and senior officials who plan to leave or join government during the presidential transition.