Iowa Guard Soldiers, State Troopers to Participate in Operation Lone Star

(Radio Iowa) Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is sending dozens of troopers and Iowa National Guard soldiers to participate in Operation Lone Star.

Iowa’s governor is deploying 100 Iowa National Guard soldiers to Texas in August. Thirty Iowa public safety officers will spend the month of September at the border. Reynolds says she and other Republican governors are addressing the border crisis that President Biden’s administration is ignoring. Two years ago, Reynolds deployed 28 state troopers to assist Texas officers patrolling roads near the border, make arrests and seize drugs and weapons.