DC National Guard to provide support for 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

WASHINGTON, DC (03/30/2016)(readMedia)-- The District of Columbia National Guard is supporting DC civil authorities during the Nuclear Security Summit. District of Columbia Army and Air National Guard personnel will perform pedestrian control, traffic control and perimeter security duties in support of the Metropolitan Police Department and District Department of Transportation. Additionally, the DC Guard's 33rd Civil Support Team will be supporting the DC Fire and Emergency Services and the Department of Energy. During this event, citizens will see military vehicles and personnel on the streets as part of the MPD's and DDOT's traffic control, crowd control and perimeter security plans. Citizens are asked to adhere to all traffic guidance and restrictions for their general safety and security. The DC National Guard provides this support to civil and federal authorities in response to national special security events such as the Presidential inaugurations, Papal visit and July 4 celebra-tions and other special events such as the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Concert for Valor. The DC National Guard also provides this support in response to severe weather such as Snow-mageddon 2010, Superstorm Sandy and winter storms Janus of 2014 and Jonas of 2016. As part of its state mission, at the request of the mayor, the DC National Guard is the District's military first responders. For more information contact the D.C. National Guard Public Affairs Office, point of contacts: Maj. Byron Coward, byron.b.coward.mil@mail.mil or (202) 492-9518 and/or Sgt. 1st Class Khalia Jackson, khalia.d.jackson2.mil@mail.mil or (301) 792-6960.