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Inaugural Preparation
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Joe Pikus, officer in charge of personnel for the Joint Task Force-Armed Forces Inauguration Committee, relays information prior to the start of the 55th Presidential Inauguration at the Mary Switzer Building in downtown Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2005. The task force carries on a more than 200-year-old tradition of honoring the new commander-in-chief and recognizing civilian control of the military. The task force is a joint service organization responsible for providing military ceremonial support to the 55th Presidential Inauguration. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Lou Briscese
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