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Aircraft and Marine Vessels

To meet border security threats and challenges, the Office of Air and Marine (OAM) deploys aircraft and maritime vessels to air and marine branches and units throughout the country to provide rapid air and marine response capabilities. Aviation support is critical in isolated mountainous terrain, deep canyons and remote areas accessible only by aircraft. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) performs the same functions for marine interdiction by deploying coastal enforcement and riverine vessels.