The Rhode Island National Guard says it has sent about 150 soldiers and airmen to provide support services for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington.
The National Guard says that about 7,500 members from 40 states are helping with Friday's event.
The members from Rhode Island will help manage the movement of crowds through the city and provide communications support.
A mobile kitchen team will provide meals for other members who are part of the teams supporting the massive event.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to head to the nation's capital for the Republican's inauguration and a major demonstration, Saturday women's march.
Another 80 Rhode Island soldiers are training in the area. The Guard says they could assist in the event of an emergency.