Florida National Guard arrives in Texas

El Paso, Texas —Florida sent nearly 500 Florida National Guard Soldiers to the Texas - Mexico border in support of Operation Lone Star, May 21, 2023.

The Guardsmen from the sunshine state arrived Sunday and spread out across the Texas border from Del Rio/Eagle Pass and El Paso to other points where they could make the most impact. The Soldiers will be assisting Troopers from The Texas Department of Public Safety and working with Texas Guardsmen on Operation Lone Star.

The arriving Soldiers will boost current operations, and focus on safeguarding our border. They will work alongside the Texas National Guard and Texas law enforcement partners to detect, deter and interdict transnational criminal activity between points of entry. The mission remains the same; to deny all illegal entry into Texas and the US.