ND National Guard to Send 125 Members to Southwest Border

(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota is looking to contribute to safety at the United States' Southern Border. 

Governor Burgum's office announced Tuesday afternoon that 125 soldiers from the Bismarck-based National Guard's 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) was alerted for duty, with the goal to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

“We are deeply grateful for the courageous men and women of the North Dakota National Guard and their readiness to protect our great state and nation when needed,” said Burgum. “We have monitored the ongoing crisis at the southern border and have responded to the request by sending North Dakota National Guard Soldiers to support the efforts to secure our border.”

To this point, the North Dakota National Guard has nearly 375 Soldiers and Airmen currently mobilized.

The unit is expected to begin their duty early Fall.