Troops Participate in Dress Rehearsal for Inauguration Parade in Washington, D.C.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Band members stand by before a dress rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2013, for the Inauguration Day parade Jan. 21, when President Barak Obama takes the oath of office for a second term. The military's role presidential inaugurations dates back to April 30, 1789, when U.S. soldiers, members of local militia and Revolutionary War veterans escorted George Washington to his first inauguration ceremony. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Sgt. Jason H. Nolte
  • Service members begin a dress rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2013, for the Inauguration Day parade Jan. 21. The service members are assigned to Joint Task Force National Capitol Region. DOD photo by U.S. Army Spc. David M. Sharp
  • U.S. Army Field Band and members march through the streets of Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2013, during a dress rehearsal for the Inauguration Day parade Jan. 21. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Antwaun J. Parrish
  • Members of the Marine Corps street cordon salute as vehicles representing the official party pas along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2013, for a dress rehearsal for the Inauguration Day parade Jan. 21. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Christina O'Neil
  • Members of the caisson platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as "The Old Guard," march down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2013, during a dress rehearsal for the Inauguration Day parade Jan. 21. DOD photo by U.S. Army Spc. David M. Sharp
  • U.S. Army Band members march down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2013, during a dress rehearsal for the Inauguration Day parade Jan. 21. DOD photo by U.S. Army Spc. David M. Sharp
  • U.S. Army Field Band members march down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2013, during a dress rehearsal for the Inauguration Day parade Jan. 21. DOD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Chapman
  • Artillery soldiers march in formation in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2013, during a dress rehearsal for the Inauguration Day parade with the city's mounted police. The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment. DOD photo by Alfredo Barraza
  • U.S. Army herald trumpeters stand at the ready below the presidential reviewing stand at the end of a dress rehearsal in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2013, for the Inauguration Day parade Jan. 21. DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Mark Cloutier