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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE# 58-007 DATE: January 9, 2017
WHAT: The Joint Task Force ‚€“ National Capital Region will host a media day during the Department of Defense dress rehearsal for military participation in the 58th Presidential Inaugural ceremonies and parade. The rehearsal provides service members the opportunity to practice large-scale movements of military personnel and resources while finalizing any logistical or staffing considerations prior to Inauguration Day.
Media can anticipate participation in the following events:
‚€Ę Interviews with subject matter experts involved in the inauguration.
‚€Ę Interviews with the service member stand-ins for the president-elect and vice president-elect and the First Lady and Second Lady.
‚€Ę An opportunity to capture imagery of the musical elements, marching bands, color guards, salute batteries and cordons.
Two IDs required. RSVP due by noon, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017
WHERE: Media opportunities will be available at the following locations:
Pentagon ‚€“ Interviews with military ceremonial participants and b-roll
Capitol ‚€“ Swearing-in Ceremony and Pass in Review*
Freedom Plaza-Opportunity for imagery of the ceremonial parade participants and cordon
Intersection of 17th and Pennsylvania St. ‚€“Interviews with subject matter experts
*Media who plan to attend the swearing-in and pass in review rehearsals at the Capitol must RSVP with the appropriate credentialing authority by noon on Friday:
Senate Daily Press Gallery
Senate Periodicals Gallery
Senate Radio/TV Gallery
Senate Press Photographers Gallery
5:00 a.m. ‚€“ 5:15 a.m. Media check-in and ground rules. Media must arrive no later than 6:00 a.m. for credentialing badges and set-up at the Pentagon.
5:15 a.m. ‚€“ 8:00 a.m. Media opportunity to conduct interviews with ceremonial parade participants.
United States Capitol
7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Media opportunity to interview with the service member stand-ins for the president-elect and vice president-elect and the First Lady and Second Lady. (Location on the Capitol will be provided in a follow-up email.)
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Media will have the opportunity to capture images and b-roll of the pass in review of the presidential escort with Major General Bradley A. Becker, Commanding General of the Joint Task Force ‚€“ National Capital Region, the stand-ins for the president-elect and vice president-elect and the First Lady and Second Lady. Location: East Front U.S. Capitol
11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Media will have the opportunity to capture images and b-roll of the swearing-in with the stand-ins for the president-elect and vice president-elect and the First Lady and Second Lady. Location: West Front U.S. Capitol.
Media will need to have or request credentials from the Senate or House Press Galleries.
Freedom Plaza ‚€“ Parade
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Media opportunity for b-roll and imagery of the ceremonial marching elements (14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW)
Outside the White House - Parade
11:00 a.m.‚€“12:00 p.m. Interviews with military participants and subject matter experts (Intersection of 17th and Pennsylvania St.)
12:00 p.m. -12:15 p.m. Media opportunity closes
Media will not need credentials on Rehearsal Day for Freedom Plaza.
Media interested in attending at the Pentagon, Freedom Plaza and the intersection of 17th and Pennsylvania should RSVP with your full name, assignment, media organization, telephone number and email address no later than noon, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 to JTF-NCR Public Affairs
EDITOR‚€™S NOTE (MEDIA SATELLITE TRUCK PARKING): For your planning purposes, due to the nature of the locations where the rehearsals will be conducted, we are unable to accommodate media satellite trucks. Thank you for your understanding.
Joint Task Force ‚€“ National Capital Region (JTF-NCR)
Members assigned to the JTF-NCR are responsible for coordinating all military ceremonial support on behalf of the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies. U.S. Armed Forces participation in the inauguration of the President of the United States dates back to the first inauguration ceremony held in 1789, where George Washington was escorted to Federal Hall in New York City to be sworn in and lead the nation. Secretary of Defense Ash B. Carter has authorized 820 service members from all branches of the military to be assigned to the JTF-NCR and more than 5,000 services members to provide musical elements, color guards, salute batteries and honor cordons for the presidential inauguration.
Visit 58th Presidential Inauguration JTF-NCR
for more information, to access a schedule of events or to submit your application for the 58th Presidential Inauguration parade. Visit https://www.facebook.com/jointtaskforceNCR/
for behind-the-scenes military preparation leading up to the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America.