FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
On Wednesday, June 22 from 8:30 a.m. until noon the Texas Military Department will showcase the maritime operations on the Rio Grande River at the Anzalduas Park in McAllen, Texas as part of Operation Lone Star. Maritime operations on the river are an integral part of both daily border security operations and Mass Migration Responses. The Texas Military Department uses several types of watercraft that allow service members to patrol all parts of the river. Members of the press are welcome to come see firsthand how the Texas Military Department is implementing water assets to increase effectiveness and efficiency at the Southwest Border. Subject matter experts will be available for interviews. Press members are invited to board the boats for patrol orientation and B-roll opportunities. All members of the media wishing to participate must RSVP with the public affairs office. Please, include reporter/videographer/photographer’s name, outlet, and phone number to Media@tmd.texas.gov.