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DC Guard to Wear Black ID Vests for Inauguration

District of Columbia National Guardsmen will wear a black identification only vest during the activation for demonstrations in Washington D.C., June 5 to 7, 2021.

The black identification vest is not body armor nor a tactical vest. It is the traditional uniform worn by the D.C. National Guard members in multiple domestic operations including Presidential Inaugurations, the COVID-19 pandemic response, the 4th of July celebration and the “Anniversary March on Washington” in the last year.

More than 300 Guardsmen are supporting the District of Columbia from Jan. 5 to 7, 2021, at the request of Mayor Muriel Bowser and Dr. Christopher Rodriguez, Director of the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, on behalf of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and D.C. Fire and Emergency Services.

The request for support was approved by the Secretary of the Army, the Hon. Ryan D. McCarthy.

By Capt. Tinashe Machona | D.C. National Guard

14 Responses to “DC Guard to Wear Black ID Vests for Inauguration”

  1. spar says:

    yeah…..I think that plan probably changed by now….

  2. Mehmaster says:

    May god save our republic

    • James says:

      Amen! Hell of a day!

    • Ed says:

      Don’t you want to be more “inclusive” and throw in a “awoman” as well?

      Yeah, God needs to save our Representative Republic by getting rid of all the fucking pinko commies and wannabe socialist, don’t forget the faggot RINO repub’s and the regressive Dim’s!


      • James says:

        “Well, like, that’s just your opinion, Man.”
        “Know what I think? It don’t matter what I think”
        Look, I don’t disagree, I just know it’s a whole lot more complicated- this shit was stupid ,even if it was “right”. Seen the pics of known Antifa ? Seen the vids of CP letting people in? Maybe sole “victory” was hard drives but unclear how many of those got out. Total CF doing other people’s work for them…..

  3. Welp how things are currently going, looks like they better hurry up on the “tactical vest” version.

    • Strike-Hold says:

      I was literally like, “What’s the point if there’s no armor in there?”

      • Ehe totally PALS all over that badboy and they all “HEY ITS NOT TACTICAL” Kinda mixed messaging… Someone needs to show up with a tux style vest with patches sewn to it

        • Ray Forest says:

          Seems like sewing the same patches on a hi Iz traffic vest would have done the same thing, maybe even been lighter, less restrictive, safer all while being way cheaper.

  4. Amer-Rican says:

    Hopefully the DC Guard side with Americans and not dems if it hits the fan.

  5. Chuck Mac says:

    They don’t need armor in them because none of the real protesters (i.e. MAGA peeps) will bring guns. I didn’t see a protestor in DC today under 40….. all job holding, tax paying citizens. DC National Guard…. really ? Joke

  6. Jose says:

    No road guard vest?

  7. Mick says:

    This seems backwards. Guard and Military shoudl be wearing camouflage, that should distinguish them from police blues or some other clearly civilian law enforcement uniform.

  8. Moray says:

    Anyone know who they are made by?