National Guard troops arrive in Nogales

National Guard troops arrive in Nogales

NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Members of the National Guard arrived in Nogales, AZ, on Friday, April 13, as part of Operation Guardian Shield.

Sixty troops will be assigned to assist the Border Patrol at the Mariposa Port of Entry.

Gov. Doug Ducey committed 338 troops from Arizona as part of the president's push to help secure the border until the wall is built.

A third of them will focus on aviation and will be based out of Marana. Others will help with engineering, transportation, surveillance and communications.

More details about the deployment will be made available at a press conference Friday afternoon at the Nogales Border Patrol station.

Gov. Ducey plans to meet with the troops in Marana before heading to the press conference. Tucson News Now will have a crew in attendance.

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