Troops Make Up Armed Forces Inaugural Committee

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Earl Gay, deputy chairman, Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, briefs his staff at the AFIC headquarters in Washington, D.C., Nov. 26, 2008.  AFIC is a joint-service organization responsible for providing military ceremonial support to the 56th Presidential Inauguration, which will take place on Jan. 20, 2009.  AFIC carries on a tradition, which dates back more than 200 years, of honoring the new commander in chief and recognizing civilian control of the military.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day
  • U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe, commander of Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and chairman of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, briefs new personnel at the military assistant orientation in Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2008.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day
  • Armed Forces Inaugural Committee members attend military assistant orientation in Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2008.  AFIC is a joint-service organization responsible for providing military ceremonial support to the 56th Presidential Inauguration, which will take place on Jan. 20, 2009.  AFIC carries on a tradition, which dates back more than 200 years, of honoring the new commander in chief and recognizing civilian control of the military.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day
  • Armed Forces Inaugural Committee members attend military assistant orientation in Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2008.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day
  • Members of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee prepare to participate in a large-scale map exercise at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2008.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alan Port
  • A sign details the sequence of events during a large-scale map exercise at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2008.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon
  • U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Daryl Schaffer of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, marks the back of a map icon as part of his participation  in a large-scale map exercise at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2008.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alan Port
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathan Ehrhart checks the sound levels for the microphones, as part of a large-scale map exercise at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2008.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alan Port
  • U.S. servicemembers of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee participate in a large-scale map exercise at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2008. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel J. Calderon
  • Members of the Armed Forces inaugural Committee attend a large-scale map exercise at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2008.   DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Z. De Leon
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Heckman of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee works on a map for planning the inauguration ceremony and parade at AFIC headquarters in Washington, D.C., Dec. 22, 2008.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alan Port
  • U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Earl Gay, deputy chairman for the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, administers the oath of enlistment  to Navy Yeoman 2nd Class Sacha Zamora during her re-enlistment ceremony held on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Dec. 31, 2008.  DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Calderon
  • Armed Forces Inaugural Committee members in-process in Washington, D.C., Jan. 5, 2009.    DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alan Port
  • Marines in-process with the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2009.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alan Port
  • U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Earl Gay, deputy chairman of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee , meets U.S. President-elect Barack Obama in Washington. 
 DoD photo by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle Niemi
  • U.S. President-elect Barack Obama greets Armed Forces Inaugural Committee members in Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2008.  AFIC carries on a tradition, which dates back more than 200 years, of honoring the new commander in chief and recognizing civilian control of the military. AFIC is a joint-service organization responsible for providing military ceremonial support to the 56th Presidential Inauguration, which will take place on Jan. 20, 2009.   DoD photo by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle Niemi