WASHINGTON, D.C. – Soldiers and Airmen from the District of Columbia National Guard have mobilized in support of the District’s response to increasing protest threats across the city. The DCNG was federalized by the order of the President of the United States.
Hundreds of Soldiers and Airmen are supporting U.S. Park Police, federal police and the Metro Police Department to maintain order during protests in the vicinity of the White House and federal monuments. DCNG members are utilizing crowd management gear and may be armed for personal protection.
Additionally, National Guard units across the country have been immediately deployed to support the DCNG’s mission in the city. All guardsmen are in Title-32, 502 federal status.
The National Guard personnel are trained, equipped and prepared to assist law enforcement authorities with protecting lives and property of citizens within the District. This is our home, and we are dedicated to the safety and security of our fellow citizens of the District and their right to safely and peacefully protest.
Media point of contact for this operation is Senior Master Sgt. Craig Clapper, (443) 567-9623.
The D.C. National Guard was created May 3, 1802 by President Thomas Jefferson and remains committed to the defense and protection of the residents and visitors to the District.