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Vipers' support U.S. border patrol in Arizona

More than 100 Soldiers assigned to the 103rd Engineer Company "Vipers", 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, based at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. are currently on a 30-day deployment in support of the U.S. Border Patrol's Southwest border infrastructure improvement and construction program along the U.S./Mexico border in Arizona.

Tranquil Arizona-Mexico Border Masks Nogales' Economic Woes

As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up Arizona's controversial immigration enforcement law, the violent drug war in Mexico continues, with the death toll over the past six years exceeding 50,000. Supporters of the Arizona law often talk about violence spilling over the border, but there has been very little impact on the U.S. side, where trade and tourism continue in spite of all the bad press. The biggest complaints there have to do with the economy.

A view of tranquility

People who live on the hillside in Nogales, Arizona look out on Mexico every day, and all looks tranquil.

CBP UAS Ultralight footage

Video by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

Operation Cross Check – Miami

Video by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Operation Cross Check – Los Angeles

Video by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement

JTF-North deploys Soldiers to support Border Patrol in N.M., Ariz.

Active-duty Soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bliss, Texas, deployed in mid-February to southern New Mexico and southern Arizona to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection border security efforts.

Fort Bliss Soldiers from 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division; along with Fort Hood Soldiers from Battery E, 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade; and additional DOD assets were deployed along the mountainous, desert border between the United States and Mexico.

Operation Nimbus

Video by 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division

CBP K-9 Beagles Inspections

Video by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Office of Public Affairs

CBP IPR Inspection Newark

Video by United States Customs and Border Protection