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Border Patrol, Arizona National Guard Collaborate on Mutually Beneficial Project

Release Date: 
January 13, 2015
Members of the Arizona National guard transported Border Patrol vehicles from Ajo to Tucson, Ariz.

Members of the Arizona National guard transported Border Patrol vehicles from Ajo to Tucson, Ariz.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector’s Border Patrol and the Arizona National Guard’s 1404th Transportation Company recently joined forces to transport 28 inoperable fleet vehicles from the Border Patrol’s Ajo Station to Tucson Sector Headquarters.

In just over two days, 1404th soldiers moved 15 Palletized Load Systems (PLS) – vehicles specially equipped for transporting other vehicles – using a self-sufficient convoy that included its own fuel truck. The operation involved driving from Show Low, Arizona, to the Ajo Border Patrol Station in Why, Arizona, where approximately 45 soldiers worked with Ajo garage staff to load the vehicles. Soldiers slept in tents one night at the Ajo Station before completing their mission Friday afternoon, Jan 9.

Members of the Arizona National Guard worked with Border Patrol to transport inoperable fleet from Ajo, Ariz. to Tucson for service. A total of 28 vehicles were moved by members of the Guard's 1404th Transportation Company

Members of the Arizona National Guard worked with Border Patrol to transport inoperable fleet from Ajo, Ariz. to Tucson for service. A total of 28 vehicles were moved by members of the Guard's 1404th Transportation Company.

Collaborative efforts such as this benefit all parties involved. The Border Patrol benefited by having vehicles transported to Tucson Sector without straining personnel resources, while soldiers gained practical experience in providing logistical support.

The Border Patrol collaborates with various entities by using a whole-of-government approach to increase mission effectiveness while securing America’s borders.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017