Arkansas Guardsmen Being Called Up for Border Duty - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Guardsmen Being Called Up for Border Duty

JUNE 29, 2006 - Posted at 7:26 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - About 150 Arkansas National Guard soldiers have been called up for duty patrolling the border with Mexico.

The soldiers from Arkansas' 39th Infantry Brigade will be part of an effort to have 6,000 U.S. soldiers fan out along the Mexican border with the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

The Arkansas soldiers are to deploy in the middle of next month for duty in New Mexico.

The soldiers will be on duty for six months or a year.

Replacements will be called up for those who do not sign up for continued duty.

Governor Huckabee approved the deployment but, because he was traveling in Asia, House Speaker Jerry Stovall signed the order.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Mother denied visa to attend son's funeral

    Mother denied visa to attend son's funeral

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:53 PM EST2018-01-17 02:53:27 GMT
    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:06 PM EST2018-01-17 03:06:07 GMT
    (Source: WREG)(Source: WREG)

    The mother of a navy soldier could not attend his funeral after his father said the government would not grant her a visa.

    The mother of a navy soldier could not attend his funeral after his father said the government would not grant her a visa.

  • Police: video shows woman put a gun to victim's head during argument

    Police: video shows woman put a gun to victim's head during argument

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:39 PM EST2018-01-17 02:39:30 GMT
    Melanie Amber Adams (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)Melanie Amber Adams (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Department)

    Police say a woman who pointed a handgun at her roommate’s head could face up to six years in prison if convicted.

    Police say a woman who pointed a handgun at her roommate’s head could face up to six years in prison if convicted.

  • Arkansas legislative panel backs proposal to ban herbicide

    Arkansas legislative panel backs proposal to ban herbicide

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:04 PM EST2018-01-17 02:04:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas lawmakers have recommended regulators move forward with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, endorsing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by...

    Arkansas lawmakers have recommended regulators move forward with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, endorsing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by...

Powered by Frankly