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Jul 18, 2014 2:34 AM by Spc. Wesley Parrell, Arizona National Guard.

Arizona Soldiers recognized for their contribution to border security

TUCSON - The Arizona Army National Guard's 2220th Transportation Company received a letter of appreciation and a unit plaque from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, here July 11.

Earlier this year, more than 50 Soldiers from the 2220th took part in a unique training opportunity which helped secure the Arizona-Mexico border in the process. Using their expertise in convoy operations, Guard members relocated concrete barriers weighing over 200 tons between El Centro, California, to Naco, Arizona.

The barriers were positioned along the fence line to prevent people in vehicles from illegally breaching the border at Naco.

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