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Military Support: Making it Happen
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Joint Task Force - Armed Forces Inaugural Committee members inspect the podium that will be used for the 55th Presidential Inauguration Jan. 20, 2005. The committee carries on a more than 200-year-old tradition for the 55th Presidential Inauguration honoring the new commander-in-chief and recognizing civilian control of the military. It is a joint service organization charged with coordinating all military ceremonial support of the inauguration, which traditionally includes musical units, marching bands, color guards, firing details and salute batteries. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sg.t Cherie Thurlby
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