Holcomb sending guard members to Texas after training at Camp Atterbury

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is sending National Guard members to the Texas border for a 10-month deployment.

The governor announced today that he plans to send 50 troops to the border. That comes after a direct request for aid from Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Holcomb said that the troops will spend a week at Camp Atterbury for training and then will deploy to Texas by mid-March.

Bartholomew County state representatives Ryan Lauer of Columbus and Jim Lucas of Seymour both said they support the border protection mission.