MARFA, Texas – The U.S. Border Patrol’s Big Bend Sector will host an Open House event on Wednesday, May 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Big Bend Sector (BBT) Headquarters, 300 Madrid Street, in Marfa.
The event is open to the public, and area schools are being invited to bring their students as well. Refreshments will be served.
On display will be equipment used by the Border Patrol in their daily operations, including items like rescue equipment, weapons and vehicles. In addition, demonstrations will be conducted as agents and animals from the Sector Horse Patrol Unit will be present.
Agency canine teams are also expected to be on hand to offer demonstrations.
Additionally, the El Paso Air Branch of Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations will have a helicopter on display.
Finally, CBP’s Office of Field Operations will be available to discuss port-of-entries and other operations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.