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Governor Hogan visits Maryland National Guard soldiers deployed at Capitol

Governor Hogan visits Maryland National Guard soldiers deployed at Capitol
Posted at 8:44 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 20:44:21-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan visited the Maryland National Guard soldiers deployed at the U.S. Capitol on Monday and received a briefing on security operations for the Inauguration on Wednesday.

“The State of Maryland will do everything we can to protect the transition of power, and we continue to work closely with allied law enforcement and federal partners to support the inauguration,” said Governor Hogan. “I am looking forward to attending the ceremonies on Wednesday to represent the people of Maryland.”

Hogan was joined by Maryland’s Brigadier General Janeen L. Birckhead. General Birckhead was selected to serve as Commander of National Guard Task Force Capitol Grounds, which conducts area security operations for the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress buildings in support of U.S. Capitol Police.