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April 17, 2018

Guard Bureau Chief: 965 Guard Troops Deployed To U.S.-Mexico Border

National Guardsmen deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border are providing maintenance, communications and transportation support, freeing up border agents from non-direct jobs so they can patrol borders, the National Guard Bureau Chief told a Senate panel.

April 16, 2018

DoD, DHS Outline National Guard Role in Securing Border

National Guard troops are deploying to the southern U.S. border to work in operational support missions for the Department of Homeland Security, officials from the departments of Defense and Homeland Security told reporters in Washington.

April 7, 2018

National Guard Troops Deploy to Southern U.S. Border

The first of up to 4,000 National Guard troops Defense Secretary James N. Mattis has authorized to support the Department of Homeland Security’s mission along the southern U.S. border have deployed.

April 5, 2018

DoD Enhances Support for U.S. Border Security Mission, Spokesperson Says

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis agrees border security is national security and is working closely with the Homeland Security secretary to enhance Defense Department support, said Dana W. White, the chief Pentagon spokesperson.

April 4, 2018

DoD, DHS to Work With Governors to Deploy Guardsmen to Southern Border

President Donald J. Trump has directed the Defense and Homeland Security departments to work with state governors to deploy National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border.

April 3, 2018

Trump Looks to Military to Help Secure U.S.-Mexico Border

President Donald J. Trump is looking at using the military to secure the border between the United States and Mexico, he said during a meeting at the White House.

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