Saturday, July 19, 2008

Guard, Border Patrol Mark End of Operation Jump Start

The National Guard and the U.S Border Patrol marked the end of Operation Jump Start during a ceremony one week ago in Washington, D.C. The commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which includes the Border Patrol, joined the chief of the Border Patrol and the chief of the National Guard Bureau at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

Operation Jump Start was a Guard mission to support the Border Patrol in providing security on America’s southern border. It began June 15, 2006, and officially ended Tuesday. During that time, more than 29,000 Guard soldiers and airmen from all 54 states and territories participated. At one time, 6,000 Guard troops were taking part in the mission while the Border Patrol hired and trained additional agents.

“We can all now admit that we did, in fact, need your help,” said W. Ralph Basham, CBP commissioner. “We needed your help desperately, as a matter of fact, to build a bridge (from) where we were two years ago in June 2006 (to) where we are now.”

David V. Aguilar, chief of the Border Patrol, said, “The partnership has worked. We have made America safer. As we have in the past – the Guard, the Border Patrol – we will continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder guarding and protecting our country.”

Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said the partnership was an example of doing things the right way and will be studied by future leaders as a successful effort between two government organizations.

“If this country didn’t have a National Guard,” he said, “we’d be scrambling to invent one this morning.”

Editor's Note: This is crap! Why are they closing down the operation right before an election? SO THE ILLEGALS CAN VOTE. Don't try to sell me this crap. I can smell it a mile away.

For those of you with your arms up in the air, cool off for a minute. THIS IS THE BRASS, not the Troops. This is the political part of the National Guard with whom I have had several differences with before. Did you know they had a Senator's name down as a supporter of some bill that came up AFTER this same Senator HAD A STROKE and was hospitalized? (Still is, to the best of my knowledge.) That is when I stopped reporting their 'Notes'. I do believe I will do so again. I have so much work to do.

If you would care to continue receiving their notes and legislative alerts, here is their website. I'm through. Kaput. I've had it. Have a nice day.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary's News and Ideas.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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