Burgum to visit southern border, receive updates on North Dakota Guard's work

(Bismarck, ND) — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has announced he will visit the southern border, where 125 North Dakota National Guard soldiers are stationed serving in support of the US Customs and Border Protection.

Burugm, who serves as commander-in-chief of the North Dakota National Guard, will receive briefings from Guard officials and will visit with members of the Jamestown-based 817th Engineer Company, which cwas deployed to the southwest border on federal status in early November. They will likely be deployed for a yearlong mission, Burgum’s office said.

“The North Dakota National Guard continues to play an important role in efforts to secure the southwest border,” Burgum said. “We look forward to learning more about how their mission is helping to protect our country, state and communities from unlawful crossings and the illegal flow of drugs and other contraband across the border.”