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Yuma Border Patrol welcomes the Arizona National Guard
April 27, 2018
YUMA, Arizona – Yuma Sector Border Patrol welcomed Arizona National Guard Soldiers and Airmen this week to the Yuma Sector headquarters. Leadership greeted 25 National Guard members and provided initial instructions on support requirements.
“Yuma Sector is highly appreciative of the support we will receive from the men and women of the Arizona National Guard,” Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Carl Landrum said. “The success of Yuma Sector begins with hard working employees, synergistic partnerships with local, state, federal and tribal agencies and the continued support of local citizens and communities.”
The initial wave of Soldiers and Airmen will be assigned to jobs such as vegetation clearing, camera operators, criminal analysts, administration clerks and training assistance.
Yuma is eventually slated to receive more than 60 National Guard members over the next few months. The length of tours vary and are subject to changes in mission requirements.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to transport people and contraband through Southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers may remain anonymous.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP strives to keep terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.
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