Troops Take Part in Inaugural Rehearsal

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Army soldier bows his head during the chaplain's prayer during the 56th Presidential Inauguration rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform are providing military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 inauguration. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard rehearse their parade movements in preparation for 56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band marches down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • The U.S. Army Band marches down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 56th Presidential Inauguration rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009.   DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard marches during a rehearsal for the 56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard rehearses their parade movements during the rehearsal for the 56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • Members of the U.S. Air Force Band march down Constitution Avenue during the 56th Presidential Inauguration rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Timothy Chacon
  • Members of the U.S. Air Force Band march down Constitution Avenue during the 56th Presidential Inauguration rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Timothy Chacon
  • U.S. Marine Corps participants in the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade rehearsal march down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009.   DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Dallas
  • U.S. Marine Corps participants in the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade rehearsal make their way down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform are providing military ceremonial support to the presidential inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 inauguration.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day
  • Marine Corps participants in the 56th Presidential Inauguration march by the U.S. Capitol east front during the rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle Niemi
  • Marines aboard a VH-60 helicopter lands in front of the Capitol building during the rehearsal for the 56th Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 11, 2009. The Marines are assigned to Marine Helicopter Squadron 1.
 DoD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bryan G. Carfrey
  • U.S. servicemembers and civilians take part in the rehearsal for the 56th Presidential Inauguration rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo
  • Thomas Groppel, director of ceremonies for the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, helps direct participant stand-ins during the 56th Presidential Inauguration rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day
  • Armed Forces Inaugural Committee members stand-in as the newly-elected officials for the pass in review rehearsal on the U.S. Capitol east front steps in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 11. 2009.  DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day
  • Members of the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee standing in for newly-elected officials render honors as the U.S. Joint Color Guard passes in review during a full-dress rehearsal for the presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11. 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Derrick Brooks, who serves with 741st Military Intelligence on Fort Meade, Md., stands in for President-elect Barack Obama during a presidential inauguration full-dress rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009. Stand-ins for the president, vice president and their families were selected due to height, weight, gender and ethnicity similarities, according to Air Force Maj. Andra Higgs, action officer with the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee.  DoD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bryan G. Carfrey
  • Participants in the 56th Presidential Inauguration disperse after the presidential inauguration rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day