Tennessee Leaders Rally Behind National Guard's Border Deployment

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee recently visited the Millington Tennessee Army National Guard Armory to meet with Tennessee National Guard soldiers before their deployment to the U.S. Southern border. During the visit, Governor Lee discussed the pressing issues of crime, drug trafficking, and human trafficking at the border, emphasizing the importance of the National Guard’s role in border security.

Governor Lee’s commitment to supporting Texas in border security efforts was evident as he commended the National Guard troops for their service and dedication to protecting the border. Last month, Governor Lee announced plans to send two groups of state active-duty soldiers to Texas to assist in border security efforts as part of ‘Operation Lone Star.’ The deployment marks the first of about 50 Tennessee National Guard members who volunteered for this mission.

Despite legal challenges against Texas by the current administration, Tennessee remains steadfast in its support, providing resources and assistance to address the increase in illegal crossings, human trafficking, and drug trafficking at the border.

Accompanying Governor Lee during his visit were First Lady Maria Lee, U.S. Congressman David Kustoff, and several state senators and representatives, including Sen. Ed Jackson, Sen. Brent Taylor, Rep. Chris Hurt, Rep. Debra Moody, and Rep. Chris Todd. Together, they expressed unwavering support for the National Guard soldiers and their upcoming deployment, underscoring Tennessee’s commitment to addressing border issues.

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In summary, Governor Lee’s visit underscores Tennessee’s dedication to tackling border challenges and supporting Texas in its efforts to enhance border security. The deployment of Tennessee National Guard members to the Southern border reflects the state’s proactive approach to combating illegal crossings, human trafficking, and drug trafficking, reaffirming its commitment to safeguarding the nation’s borders.

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