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Iowa Nat'l Guard to assist in Presidential Inauguration

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JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) -- Soldiers and airmen from the Iowa National Guard have been assigned to help with President Barack Obama's inauguration.

The Iowa National Guard announced Tuesday that approximately 120 soldiers and airmen will assist federal, state and local agencies with the Jan. 21 event. Duties will include transportation and attendee management.

The soldiers and airmen are expected to help for eight days, which includes personnel readiness and travel.

Officials say approximately 6,000 National Guard soldiers and airmen from 25 states and territories will help during the presidential inauguration period.

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