The District of Columbia National Guard supported the Washington National's World Series victory parade with an F-16 fighter aircraft flyover, military band performances and Civil Support Team assistance Nov. 2.
The District of Columbia Air National Guard’s 113th Fighter Wing is kicked-off the parade with an F-16 fighter aircraft flyover.
The 257th Band lead the parade with several patriotic arrangements, including a mix-up of the team’s theme song, Baby Shark and Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
The 33rd Civil Support Team supported DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department as part of the Joint Hazardous Assessment Team. The 33rd CST was also on call to provide rapid detection and rapid response capabilities.
“As the Capital Guardians, the men and women of the DC National Guard serve and protect the citizens of the District of Columbia and proudly support the Washington Nationals’ World Series win,” said Brig. Gen. Mark A. Maldonado, Commander, District of Columbia Air National Guard and Director, Joint Force Headquarters, D.C. National Guard.
Established in 1802, the District of Columbia National Guard’s Capital Guardians live and work in the National Capital Region and are committed to ensuring the safety of our community.
Based in the heart of the District, the District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG) is poised and prepared to rapidly deploy where directed, and confidently execute the orders of the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of the Air Force in times of peace and war.
The nation’s Capital Guardians are a highly disciplined, motivated and focused professional force that is well led and optimally manned, trained and equipped to meet the expectations of the Department of Defense, our federal and District of Columbia government partners, and the needs of our fellow citizens.