Operation Lone Star
On March 4, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott activated the Texas Military Department to provide additional support to the Texas Department of Public Safety after a an increase in activity from transnational criminal networks along the Texas-Mexico Border.
The Texas Military Department has more than 1,000 service members mobilized to provide additional support to the Texas Department of Public Safety in deterring criminal activity along the border. The Texas Military has a long history of enduring relationships with local, state and federal agencies in conducting Homeland Security missions that dates back more than 100 years.
As part of this mission, and in support of the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Military Department provides over watch support by maintaining observation points along the Texas-Mexico border, enhancing “eyes and ears” on the ground for DPS. At the direction of Governor Abbott, Texas Guardsmen also assists the Texas Department of Public Safety and local authorities with arresting individuals for state charges related to the border crisis.
Also in support of this mission, and in support of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Guardsmen and other state agencies are working together to construct temporary barriers in key areas along the border to help secure the area.
Service Members wishing to volunteer to support this mission please click link below.