WASHINGTON – The Joint Task Force - National Capital Region will hold a media day during the planned Department of Defense dress rehearsal for military participation in the 57th Presidential Inaugural ceremonies and parade, Sunday.
Media will have a chance to speak with service members, who are part of the musical units, marching bands, color guards, salute batteries and cordons which render appropriate ceremonial honors to the commander in chief.
The dress rehearsal will include the Capitol Departure Ceremony, rendering of honors, the Inaugural parade along Pennsylvania Avenue and the pass in review of troops. The purpose is to practice large-scale movements of military personnel and resources and finalize any logistical or staffing considerations for Inauguration Day 2013.
Media who plan to attend the swearing-in ceremony rehearsal and the Rehearsal of Pass in Review at the Capitol must RSVP to the appropriate credentialing authority by noon on Friday:
Senate Daily Press Gallery: 202-224-0241
Senate Periodicals Gallery: 202-224-0265
Senate Radio/TV Gallery: 202-224-6421
Senate Press Photographers Gallery: 202.224.6548 or Press_photo@saa.senate.gov
DOD Media contact JTF-NCR: 202-685-2526
Media wishing to attend the parade rehearsal events at the Capitol, White House Reviewing Stand or along Pennsylvania Avenue should call JTF-NCR Public Affairs Media Operations at 202-685-2525 or email Chevelle.firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth.email@example.com to confirm by noon on Friday.
Media interested in interview opportunities should arrive on location 15 minutes prior to the interview start time and check-in with the Media Relations Officer in Charge.
Parade Assembly Area - Media Warming Tent/12th and Madison (OIC – Maj. Miller)
*Assembly Area Officer in Charge
* 1st Division Parade Marching and Float Elements (U.S. Army Color Guard)
* 2nd Division Parade Marching and Float Elements (U.S Marine Corps Band)
* 3rd Division Parade Marching and Float Elements (U.S. Navy Band)
* 4th Division Parade Marching and Float Elements (U.S. Air Force Band)
Parade Assembly Area - Merge Point/4th and Jefferson (OIC – Staff Sgt. Navertille)
* Route Control Officer in Charge
* Horse Control Officer in Charge
Parade Forward Press Center – Freedom Plaza/13th and Penn (OIC – Maj. Millerchip)
* Dispersal Control Officer in Charge
Capitol Hill – East Capitol Grounds (OIC – Maj. Thomas)
* Presidential Escort:
* Honor Guard members from each service
*Commander and Chief’s Guard
* Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
* The United States Army Band
Capitol Hill – West Front Platform
* President, Vice President and Official Party stand-ins (military members)
TIMELINE OF EVENTS
7:45 a.m.: Rehearsal of Pass in Review, Presidential Escort and the Cordon, accompanied by color guards, which is rendering honors to motorcade as it moves along the parade route from the Capitol to the White House.
8-11:30 a.m.: Full parade dress rehearsal including musical units, marching bands, color guards, salute batteries and honor cordons and the pass and review of troops.
* 8:10 a.m.: 1st Division Parade Marching and Float Elements at the Start Point
* 9:05 a.m.: 2nd Division Parade Marching and Float Elements at the Start Point
* 9:30 a.m.: 3rd Division Parade Marching and Float Elements at the Start Point
* 9:55 a.m.: 4th Division Parade Marching and Float Elements at the Start Point
9:30-11 a.m.: Rehearsal of Parade at the Reviewing Stand in front of the White House for all parade participants.
11:30 a.m.-noon.: Presidential swearing-in ceremony with the President, Vice President and Official Party stand-ins (military members) at Capitol Hill.
JTF-NCR is providing military support to the 57th Presidential Inauguration and coordinating all military ceremonial support for the Inaugural Period, Jan. 15-24, 2013. Service members involved in the 2013 Presidential Inauguration represent an integrated Total Force - soldiers, Marines, sailors, airmen, and Coast Guardsmen - proudly serving their country at home and around the world.
Military involvement in the Presidential Inauguration dates back to April 30, 1789, when members of the U.S. Army, local militia units and revolutionary war veterans escorted George Washington to his first inauguration ceremony. Military support honors the commander in chief, recognizes civilian control of the military and celebrates democracy.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee officially announced several selections of Inaugural parade participants, including military organizations, Dec. 18. Traditionally, military units from each of the five branches have marched in the Presidential escort and in the Inaugural parade. More than 2,100 military personnel will be marching in the Inaugural parade, with approximately 5,000 supporting the Inauguration all together.
Media wishing to attend the event should call JTF-NCR Public Affairs Media Operations at 202-685-2525 or email Chevelle.firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth.email@example.com to confirm by noon on Friday.
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For more information on the Presidential Inaugural Committee visit http://2013pic.org/.