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Air Force Staff Sgt. Bria Nelson had quite the dance partner last night. Nelson, who serves with the 579th Medical Operations Squadron at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., was selected to dance with President Obama last night at the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center after the 57th presidential inauguration ceremony. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Timothy Easterling was selected to dance with first lady Michelle Obama. The service members and the Obamas were serenaded by Jennifer Hudson for the dance. The ball was the end of a long day of inaugural festivities, which included about 5,500 military members, including…

Air Force Staff Sgt. Serpico Elliott had a unique opportunity on Sunday. Elliott stood in for the commander in chief during a presidential inauguration dress rehearsal Sunday afternoon in Washington. Military members in the Joint Task Force-National Capitol Region will be an integral part of the Jan. 21 ceremony, with more than 5,500 troops expected to take part in the ceremony. More than 1,000 of these service members will be airmen, tasked with security, support and marching in the parade. More than 200 airmen have also been nominated to attend the Military Inaugural Ball.