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La. National Guard sent to assist border patrol in Texas

The Louisiana National Guard will assist the border patrol in Texas. (Source: National Guard) The Louisiana National Guard will assist the border patrol in Texas. (Source: National Guard)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

Gov. John Bel Edwards approved sending a Louisiana National Guard aviation team to support the U.S. Border Patrol at the request of Texas.

The national guard sent one LUH-72 Lakota with two pilots and one crew chief to assist the U.S. Border Patrol by providing air support along the Texas-Mexico border.

The helicopters are equipped with a mission equipment package that includes an infrared camera for night time operations and camera recording capabilities.  

The request for support has been approved for an initial 90-day deployment.

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