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Kansas to send guardsmen to southwest border

Posted at 5:06 PM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 18:06:56-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Guardsmen from the Kansas National Guard will be among those deploying to the southwest border states.

A release Monday from the Kansas Adjutant General’s Office didn’t outline a specific number of guardsmen that would be sent.

Beyond working with the Arizona National Guard’s Customs Border Patrol Southwest Border Operations, the exact duties of Kansas guardsmen isn’t known.

"We appreciate the men and women of our Kansas National Guard for the service they give to our state and nation when called upon,” Gov. Jeff Colyer said in the release. “This assignment will be an important one for those who are selected, and we send them on this mission with the full support of our state."

The guardsmen could be deployed up to one year.