Up to 700 MA National Guard Members Heading to D.C.

 by TWIW StaffJanuary 25, 2021

Up to 700 members of the Massachusetts National Guard, alongside National Guard members from other states, will provide additional assistance in Washington, D.C., to support the United States Secret Service starting this week.

Governor Charlie Baker today signed an order approving Massachusetts Air and Army National Guard personnel for the mission, which was requested by the Department of Defense, National Guard Bureau, and Secret Service.

The guard members will be traveling to Washington, D.C. this week and are expected to return on February 23.

This mission is separate from the 500 personnel who served last week in Washington in support of inauguration events and returned home to Massachusetts over the weekend.

The activation will not interfere with the Massachusetts National Guard’s ability to respond to and assist in emergencies within the state.


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