Members of the Mass. National Guard being deployed to assist federal authorities in Washington D.C.

BOSTON — Members of the Massachusetts National Guard will be providing assistance in Washington D.C. beginning this week at the request of the Department of Defense, National Guard Bureau, and the Secret Service.

On Monday, Governor Charlie Baker signed an order approving up to 700 personnel for the mission.

These guard members will be joined by members from other states.

They will be traveling this week and are expected to return on February 23.

The personnel involved in the mission are different from the 500 soldiers who returned home over the weekend after supporting inauguration events.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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