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Military Planners Prepare for Big Day

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call
Workers continue to put on the finishing touches of the stands at the U.S. Capitol for President Barack Obama ’s inauguration.

George Mickens, who joined the National Guard in 1996 and has been involved with in inaugural planning starting with President Bill Clinton’s second inauguration in 1997, is in charge of providing logistic support and gathering all the necessary supplies participants will need on the ground, from water to lodging.

“Without transportation, we can’t get to the mission. Without food, we can’t sustain. Without clothes, we can’t go,” he explained.

In this case, the mission is the parade.

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