• A Soldier from the Wisconsin Army National Guard grades a road along the U.S./Mexico border in the Sonoita District of Arizona Jan. 18. Soldiers are constructing the road to allow U.S. Border Patrol agents better access with quicker response times to border incidents.

    Beefing Up the Border

    A Soldier from the Wisconsin Army National Guard grades a road along the U.S./Mexico border in the Sonoita District of Arizona Jan. 18. Soldiers are constructing the road to allow U.S. Border Patrol agents better access with quicker response times to...

  • A Soldier from the Wisconsin Army National Guard welds a railroad rail to a support beam as part of an obstacle being built along the U.S./Mexico border in the Sonoita District of Arizona Jan. 18.

    Beefing Up the Border

    A Soldier from the Wisconsin Army National Guard welds a railroad rail to a support beam as part of an obstacle being built along the U.S./Mexico border in the Sonoita District of Arizona Jan. 18.

  • A Soldier from the Tennessee Army National Guard spots signs of illegal activity along the U.S./Mexico border in the Sasabe District of Arizona Jan. 19. The Soldier was recently involved in an incident in which his entry identification team was approached by armed individuals. After moving to a safer location to observe the individuals, the team reported the incident to Border Patrol agents, who are tasked with the enforcement aspect.

    Beefing Up the Border

    A Soldier from the Tennessee Army National Guard spots signs of illegal activity along the U.S./Mexico border in the Sasabe District of Arizona Jan. 19. The Soldier was recently involved in an incident in which his entry identification team was...

  • The towns of Nogales, Ariz., left, and Nogales, Mexico, stand separated by a high concrete and steel fence. Many consider the area one of the most dangerous along the border, with numerous reports from U.S. Border Patrol agents of being spit on, having rocks thrown at them and gunfire. Despite the existence of a legal crossing point, enough illegal crossings occur to warrant 24-hour Border Patrol operations there.

    Beefing Up the Border

    The towns of Nogales, Ariz., left, and Nogales, Mexico, stand separated by a high concrete and steel fence. Many consider the area one of the most dangerous along the border, with numerous reports from U.S. Border Patrol agents of being spit on, having...

  • Soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard keep an eye out for signs of illegal activity along the U.S./Mexico border in the Sasabe District of Arizona Jan. 19.

    Beefing Up the Border

    Soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard keep an eye out for signs of illegal activity along the U.S./Mexico border in the Sasabe District of Arizona Jan. 19.

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