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Joint Base Andrews News

NEWS | Jan. 16, 2013

Team Andrews Airmen will be part of history during 57th Presidential Inauguration

By AIRMAN Staff Air Force News Service

A selected few from the ranks of the Air Force, along with those selected by their sister services, will become a part of history on Jan. 21, when President Barack Obama takes his second oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. They came together on Sunday Jan. 13, to put months of practice to the test.

The U.S. Air Force Band, along with the Honor Guard, joined more than 1,000 Airmen in fields ranging from communications to logistics, medical, legal, command and control and contingency response to provide support for the inauguration.

"The inaugural period is a large-scale cooperative effort among federal, state and local agencies and a great opportunity for our Airmen to work in a joint interagency environment," said Maj. Gen. Sharon K.G. Dunbar, commander of the Air Force District of Washington.

To see more on Airmen's participation during the rehearsal, click here for the AIRMAN magazine story and images.