Maryville native joins Armed Forces Inaugural Committee

Petty Officer 2nd Class Delynn Fox, currently of Macon, Ga., recently joined the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee in its preparations for the 56th Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20. The AFIC is a joint service committee charged with coordinating all military ceremonial support for the inaugural period. The committee includes members from all branches of the armed forces of the United States, and includes Reserve and National Guard components.

Fox graduated from William Blount High School in 1983, and he now lives with his wife, Natasia, in Macon. He has been a driver for Greyhound Bus Services out of Atlanta for the past 20 years.

Petty Officer Fox is a reserve member of the United States Navy and has served for 15 years. He comes to AFIC from Naval Operation Support Center in Atlanta.

Petty Officer Fox is assigned to the logistics directorate as a heavy transportation truck driver. “It is great to be a part of the AFIC team for the third time in my career. I was involved in the 2001 and 2005 inaugurations, and now I have another opportunity to provide support as a heavy transportation driver,” said Petty Officer Fox.

The U.S. Armed Forces have participated in the inauguration of the president of the United States since April 30, 1789, when members of the U.S. Army, local militia units and Revolutionary War veterans escorted George Washington to his first inauguration ceremony at Federal Hall in New York City. Two hundred twenty years later, the participation of the armed forces continues to honor our Commander in Chief, recognize civilian control of the armed forces and celebrate democracy.

Participation by the armed forces traditionally includes musical units, marching bands, color guards, salute batteries and honor cordons. Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen assigned to AFIC also provide invaluable assistance to the Presidential Inaugural Committee, a not-for-profit, partisan organization representing the president-elect, and the Joint Congressional Committee on Inauguration Ceremonies.

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