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Interview: California National Guard updates in D.C.

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Interview: California National Guard updates in D.C.
Interview: California National Guard updates in D.C.

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Mark Correa of the California National Guard spoke to Sonseeahray about guarding President Joe Biden's inauguration and their deployment status.

SEEMED LIKE THINGS WERECALMING DOWN IN WASHINGTON DCFOLLOWING THE RIOT.

THE U.S.CAPITOL AND THREATS TO THECEREMONY.

BUT THE NATIONALGUARD REMAINS ON THE GROUND INOUR NATION'S CAPITAL AS WEJUST REPORTED FEW MINUTES AGOTHE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELANDSECURITY HAS ISSUED A NATIONALTERRORISM BULLETIN WARNING OFPOSSIBLE, MORE DANGEROUSACTIVITY DANGEROUS AND VIOLENTACTIVITY IN D C SO FOR THOSEGUARD TROOPS THAT ARE ON THEGROUND THAT INCLUDESLIEUTENANT COLONEL MARK OR A AWHOSE UNIT IS BASED OUT OF SANFRANCISCO.

HE'S WITH US THISMORNING BECAUSE HE'S NOT ONDUTY RIGHT AT THIS MINUTE.THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVINGUS SOME TIME.

THANK YOU FORHAVING ME.

WE DEFINITELYAPPRECIATE YOU KNOW PLEASETELL ME WHAT WAS IT LIKE ONYES FIRST I JUST WANT TO SAY IGIVE A GREAT SHOUT OUT TO MYSOLDIERS WHO HAD INCREDIBLERESPONSE JUST TO GET OUT HERETO WASHINGTON IN TIME TO HELPPROVIDE.SECURITY FOR THE 59THPRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION.

WEWERE STANDING BY AT A MOMENT'SNOTICE READY PROTECT MYPROPERTY AND DEFEND OURCHARGING REALLY HARD VERYPROUD OF THE WORK AND EFFORTTHAT MY SOLDIER IN NEW YORKCALIFORNIA GUARD SOLDIERS HAVEPUT FORTH.WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THEMAND SO HOW ARE THINGS GOINGWE'VE SEEN SOME VERY SWEETMOMENTS OF THE FOLKS WHO LIVETHERE IN D C BRINGING GUARDMEMBERS COOKIES AND MAKINGSIGNS AND SHOWING THEIRBEEN THE RECIPIENT OF SOME OFTHAT OR WHAT HAVE YOUEXPERIENCED OUT THERE.YES THE LOCAL COMMUNITY HASBEEN VERY RECEPTIVE VERYHOSPITABLE WE'VE SEEN MCDONALDSTRUCK JERSEY MIKE'S IFTHERE'S A ATTITUDE FROM THELOCAL PEOPLE HERE BRINGING USTHOSE KIND OF THINGS HOT COCOACOFFEE ON ONE HELP KEEP USMORE.

YOU KNOW, I'M FROMCALIFORNIA SO NOT ONLY WHATI'M USED TO SOME OF EAST COASTCOLD BUT SO VERY THANKFUL ANDI WOULD LIKE TO THANK THELOCAL COMMUNITY FOR THATSUPPORT.AND WE THANK THEM FORTAKING CARE OF OUR GOODWHILE YOU ARE STATION THERENOW WE'VE RECEIVED A LOT OFCALLS AND E-MAILS HERE PEOPLECONCERNED ABOUT THE IMAGESTHAT THEY'VE SEEN.THE CAPITOL OR IN PARKINGGARAGES, I KNOW YOU'RE COMINGTO US TODAY FROM THE.CONRAD HOTEL WHERE YOU'VEBEEN ABLE TO SET UP OPERATIONSHAVE YOU ALL BEEN MOVED AROUNDTHROUGH ANY OF THOSE OTHERSORT OF ACCOMMODATIONS LIKETHE PARKING GARAGE.WE WILL TAKE YOU WELL WE'VEBEEN TAKING CARE OF VERY WELLYOU SEE IN NATIONAL GUARDBUREAU THAT SETTING UP OURSUPPORT.

YOU KNOW WE DO HAVETO GET OUT THERE AND.

WITHINOPERATIONS TO ABLE TO CHAPPELLSECURITY WHICH WE'RE CURRENTLYDOING RIGHT NOW SOLDIERS ONTHE LINE ENSURING THAT THECAPITAL STAY SAFE AND THAT OURJUST PRESERVING OUR OURDEMOCRATIC PROCESS.WELL IT HAS BEEN SOIMPORTANT LIKE I SAID FORVIEWERS AND US INQUIRING TOWELL TAKEN CARE OF SO GLAD TOSEE THAT HAPPENING ORIGINALLYA LOT OF PEOPLE MIGHT HAVETHOUGHT THAT THIS DEPLOYMENTWOULD BE OVER SHORTLY AFTERYOU GOING TO BE ON THE GROUNDTHAT YOU KNOW RIGHT NOWBECAUSE WE KNOW THINGS ARECHANGING.WHAT THIS INDICATES WE FEELTHAT WILL BE REALLY THROUGHTHE DEPENDING ON THE THREATLEVEL AND WHAT OUR LEADERS ARETELLING US IT COULD BESHORTENED, BUT WE'RE EXPECTINGTO BE HERE FOR FOR A FEWMAKE THAT YOU JUST WALK IT'SIT'S VERY AWE-INSPIRING TOTHINK HOW CLOSE WE ARE TO THECAPITAL HOW CLOSE WE ARE TOWHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT ME ASISOLATED AS WE ALL SWORE ANOATH TO UPHOLD AND DEFEND THECONSTITUTION SO WE'RE VERYPROUD TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITYSPYING AND.

JUST VERY HAPPYWITH THE OUTPUT OF MYSOLDIERS.WELL THAT IS GREAT TO HEARWE KNOW YOU ALL ARE ALWAYSYOUR STATION BUT BEING IN THATCLOSE PROXIMITY DOES THAT PUTIT IN A DIFFERENT BIT OFPERSPECTIVE AND WE THANK YOUFOR SHARING THAT WITH US THIS

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