Iowa National Guard to Help with Inauguration

This photo taken Jan. 8, 2013, shows the Capitol reflected in the windows of the Newseum, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, as a building wrap is installed in preparation of the President Barack Obama's second inauguration. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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By Aaron Hepker

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Soldiers and airmen from the Iowa National Guard have been assigned to help with President Barack Obama's inauguration.

The Iowa National Guard announced Tuesday that approximately 120 soldiers and airmen will assist federal, state and local agencies with the Jan. 21 event. Duties will include transportation and attendee management.

The soldiers and airmen are expected to help for eight days, which includes personnel readiness and travel.

Officials say approximately 6,000 National Guard soldiers and airmen from 25 states and territories will help during the presidential inauguration period.

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