Havre, Montana - Border Patrol agents from the Havre Station, along with a helicopter crew from the Great Falls Air Branch, recently hosted a student group from the Gildford Hutterite Colony for a tour of the station and a look at a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Blackhawk helicopter.
Agents led the group of approximately a dozen students and advisors through the recently opened Havre Border Patrol Station and explained the role the Border Patrol plays in helping to secure our nations borders. The students were afforded a glimpse of the daily life of a Border Patrol agent through a look into the tools and equipment used by agents in their duties. The group was then led outside to the helipad where a CBP Blackhawk helicopter was on display. A crew of CBP Air and Marine agents was on hand, and spoke to the students about the important role CBP Air and Marine play in guarding our nation. The students had the opportunity to look inside the aircraft and take a turn in the pilot's seat.
"Community outreach is an important part of our job", said Havre Sector Chief Patrol Agent Brenna Neinast, "and we were delighted to have the chance to show this group of students the role of not only the Border Patrol agents, but also of the Air and Marine pilots, in guarding the front lines of our nation."
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.