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Press Release Mass. National Guard Returns from 10-Week Washington D.C. Mission

400 dedicated women and men provided ongoing public safety support to agencies in the region
For immediate release:
5/26/2021
  • Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
  • Massachusetts National Guard

Media Contact for Mass. National Guard Returns from 10-Week Washington D.C. Mission

Capt. Aaron Smith, Public Affairs Officer

Gov. Baker with National Guard in Washington, DC

ReadingThis week, 400 soldiers and airmen of the Massachusetts National Guard returned home from a 10-week public safety support mission in Washington, D.C. The deployment fell under Governor Charlie Baker’s Jan. 25 activation order, which made up to 700 Massachusetts National Guard personnel available to augment the security and logistics capabilities of various agencies in the region. With the Governor’s consent, these service women and men undertook this second phase of the federally funded mission.

On Friday, May 14, Governor Baker had the chance to meet, address, and thank members of the Guard for their continued service while he was in Washington D.C. for a series of meetings with federal authorities.

Although the Massachusetts National Guard remains ready to assist when called, there are no current plans to deploy further personnel to support public safety in Washington, D.C., and all Guard personnel associated with this mission have returned to their home stations.

 

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Media Contact for Mass. National Guard Returns from 10-Week Washington D.C. Mission

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security 

EOPSS is responsible for the policy development and budgetary oversight of its secretariat agencies, independent programs, and several boards which aid in crime prevention, homeland security preparedness, and ensuring the safety of residents and visitors in the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts National Guard 

The Massachusetts National Guard is an operational reserve of the United States Army and Air Force that provides ready, relevant and reliable troops and equipment to respond to natural disasters or other civil emergencies when activated by the Governor. The Guard also supports the federal military mission when activated to duty by the President of the United States.
Image credits:  Governor Baker with members of the Massachusetts National Guard (Staff Sgt. Hanna Smith, U.S. Air National Guard)

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