Along the Southwest Border
Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief, National Guard Bureau, meets with citizen-soldiers and airmen and with Border Patrol agents at the U.S. border with Mexico near San Diego, Calif., on Nov. 27, 2006, during a visit to troops participating in Operation Jump Start. Up to 6,000 National Guard members are helping the Border Patrol secure the nation's southern border.

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