Neb. National Guard deploying 150 soldiers to US border

The Nebraska National Guard is preparing to deploy two units from Grand Island and Columbus to assist at the border in October.

Nebraska Army National Guard’s 1-376th aviation battalion, based in Grand Island, and the 128th engineer battalion, based in Columbus, will be helping customs and border protection with law enforcement along the southwest border.

That’s around 150 Nebraska soldiers.

During their deployment, the units will be under the direction of US Northern Command and US Army North.