Governor Youngkin visits Guardsmen

Governor visits soldiers

Governor Glenn Youngkin traveled to the southern border of Texas to visit the Virginia National Guard soldiers and airmen on deployment as part of Operation Lone Star, a multi-state effort to combat the illegal flow of fentanyl and other illicit drugs, curb human trafficking and address the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the United States. On May 31st, Governor Glenn Youngkin issued Executive Directive Four, Deploying Targeted Resources in Response to the Emergency Management Assistance Compact Request from the State of Texas to Address the Ongoing Southern U.S. Border Crisis.

After receiving an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Governor Glenn Youngkin deployed 100 Virginia National Guard soldiers and airmen and 10 personnel to secure America’s southern border through Operation Lone Star.