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Puerto Rico: National Guard troops depart for DC to aid with inauguration week security01:49

Puerto Rico: National Guard troops depart for DC to aid with inauguration week security

Puerto Rico, Carolina
January 15, 2021 at 18:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Soldiers from the Puerto Rican National Guard headed to Washington DC from Muniz Air National Guard Base, in Carolina, on Friday, in order to help with inauguration week security in the US capital.

Some of the over 120 troops bound for Washington DC could be seen preparing their equipment and boarding a US Air Force transport plane at the base some 14 kilometre (9 miles) east of San Juan.

The soldiers are just some of the up to 21,000 National Guard troops authorised by the Department of Defense to assist law enforcement in operations supporting the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20.

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Soldiers from the Puerto Rican National Guard headed to Washington DC from Muniz Air National Guard Base, in Carolina, on Friday, in order to help with inauguration week security in the US capital.

Some of the over 120 troops bound for Washington DC could be seen preparing their equipment and boarding a US Air Force transport plane at the base some 14 kilometre (9 miles) east of San Juan.

The soldiers are just some of the up to 21,000 National Guard troops authorised by the Department of Defense to assist law enforcement in operations supporting the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20.