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Vermont to send 100 National Guard troops to Washington

Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 7:16 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2021 at 5:45 AM EST
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COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont National Guard is going to be sending about 100 infantry soldiers to Washington to help provide security for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Most of the soldiers will be from the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Vermont Adjutant Gen. Greg Knight, the head of the Vermont National Guard, says they are honored to help secure the presidential inauguration. The mission was approved by Gov. Phil Scott.

The Vermont soldiers will be among nearly 20,000 National Guard soldiers being called upon to provide security after last week’s assault on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of insurrectionists.

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