The National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C., has requested approximately 120 Soldiers and
Airmen from the Iowa National Guard to assist federal, state, and local agencies with support
missions for the 57th Presidential Inauguration on January 21, 2013.
The Iowa National Guard has activated the following personnel: approximately 100 Soldiers from
Mason City’s 1133rd Transportation Company, Iowa Army National Guard; approximately 10
Airmen from the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, Sioux City; and
approximately 10 personnel total from the 135th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, 185th Combat
Sustainment Support Battalion, and Joint Forces Headquarters, all based in Johnston, and the 71st
Civil Support Team, located at the Des Moines Airbase. It is anticipated these Soldiers and Airmen
will serve in support of the inauguration for approximately eight days, which includes personnel
readiness processing and travel.
Duties will include transportation, attendee management, event ingress/egress, and support of
military personnel. Additional information will become available as this mission develops.
A total of approximately 6,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from 25 states and territories
will supplement security, communications, medical evacuation and other support during the
presidential inauguration period. Military involvement in the Presidential Inauguration dates back to
April 30, 1789, when members of the U.S. Army, National Guard, and Revolutionary War veterans
escorted George Washington to his first inauguration ceremony.
For questions concerning the operations, training, and activities of the Iowa Army and Air National
Guard, please contact Col. Greg Hapgood, Iowa National Guard Public Affairs Officer, at (515) 252-
4582 (office), (515) 971-6385 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . You may also
contact Master Sgt. Duff E. McFadden at (515) 252-4666 (office), (515) 480-7647 (cell), or by e-
mail at email@example.com (note new email addresses).