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Holcomb: No Indiana National Guard Troops Sent To Mexican Border

By Brandon Smith, IPB News | Published on in Government, Law, Military
Indiana National Guard soldiers are issued equipment at Camp Atterbury. (Indiana National Guard)
Indiana National Guard soldiers are issued equipment at Camp Atterbury. (Indiana National Guard)

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office says there are no Indiana National Guards troops currently on the ground at the  southern border of the United States  – “and no plan to send troops, either.”

That word comes as some governors announced they will recall deployed troops and refuse to send any because of the Trump administration’s family separation policy.

Holcomb’s office says Indiana did send – after a request this spring – a helicopter, two pilots, a crew member, and a maintenance person to assist with surveillance efforts in Arizona. That’s scheduled to last through Sept. 30.