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Gov. Pillen to Visit Nebraska National Guard Soldiers at the U.S.-Mexico Border

LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen and Nebraska National Guard Adjutant General Craig Strong will travel to Texas on Monday, Aug. 21 to visit with Nebraska Army National Guard soldiers supporting efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

Gov. Pillen and AG Strong will visit the 61deployed soldiers who left on Aug. 2 on a month-long mission. The group is slated to return in early September.

In addition to visiting Nebraska troops, Gov. Pillen will join other Republican governors for a security briefing by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Gov. Pillen attended a similar briefing in May, also hosted by Gov. Abbott, prior to deploying 10 members of the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) to the southern border to assist with drone surveillance operations. Gov. Pillen will join that group of governors for a news conference at 2:00 p.m. (CT) in Eagle Pass, TX.

“This mission is critical to the security of Nebraskans as well as all Americans,” said Gov. Pillen. “I am look forward to visiting with our soldiers and observing their operations personally and sharing the state’s appreciation for their service as part of Operation Lone Star.”  

Gov. Pillen’s deployment of state troopers and National Guard members is in response to a request from emergency management officials in Texas. Through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), member states can provide resources and assistance in times of emergency. Federal funds, directed through the Nebraska National Guard will cover costs associated with this deployment.



Office of the Governor | Greg Abbott


For Immediate Distribution  |  August 18, 2023  |  (512) 463-1826


AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott will hold a press conference with Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem on their joint efforts under Texas’ Operation Lone Star to respond to President Joe Biden’s reckless open border policies on Monday, August 21 in Eagle Pass.

The Governor will also be joined by Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, Adjutant General of Texas Major General Thomas Suelzer, and Texas Border Czar Mike Banks.


Governor Abbott sent letters to America’s Governors in May requesting support for Texas’ border security mission following President Biden’s decision to end Title 42.


MEDIA RSVP IS REQUIRED. Please RSVP by 5:00 PM on Sunday, August 20 to RSVPs must include full name and media outlet. Absolutely no RSVPs will be accepted after this deadline. Employer-issued media credentials are required for admittance.


WHO: Governor Abbott

          Governor Noem

          Governor Pillen

          Governor Reynolds

          Governor Stitt

          Director McCraw
          Major General Suelzer
          Border Czar Banks

WHAT: Press conference


WHEN: Monday, August 21 at 2:00 PM

            Media setup begins at 1:30 PM


WHERE: Shelby Park

              220 West Main Street

              Eagle Pass, TX 78852

*No mult-box or podium. Boom mics are strongly suggested.



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