Wyoming Sends Fifteen to Assist at Trump Inauguration

Donald Trump is being sworn in as we share this report as the 45th president of the United States and fifteen Wyoming soldiers have been sent to Washington to join him.

Their mission is to assist with security and to capture the historic ceremony.

The Wyoming Army National Guard commander sent two photojournalists to tell the stories of the cooks, the cops, the people and the soldiers at the inauguration.

The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Security Forces Squadron commanders sent thirteen soldier's to join security forces and to assist with crowd control.

Sgt. First Class James McGuire and Sgt. First Class Frank Marquez traveled to the capital earlier this week to record the event.

Wyoming soldiers joined more than 7,500 National Guard soldiers and Airmen from forty-four states.

Sgt. First Class McGuire spoke to News 13's Clayton Tanner on Thursday and shared from the Nation’s Capital,
“This is kind of a big deal here. This morning we all met at FedEx Field, all 3,500 soldiers and airmen as we were all sworn in to have authority to assist the local police. First class Sgt. Marquez and I both volunteered for this great opportunity. It's quite an honor to be a part of this and I'm glad to be here."

The National Guard has supported presidential inaugurations since 1789 and their involvement has grown over the years.