Bridging the Gap in Homeland Security: 62D Engineer Battalion Helps Secure the Nation's Borders [open pdf - 607KB]
"In late summer of 2003, the U.S. Border Patrol, Del Rio (Texas) Sector Headquarters, requested assistance from Joint Task Force-North (formerly known as Joint Task Force-Six) to have a military engineer unit construct a bridge over Cuevas Creek on the U.S.-Mexican border near El Indio, Texas. The bridge would reduce the response time between two border patrol stations, increasing the capability to apprehend illegal immigrants of many nationalities and to interdict drug traffic. The U.S. Border Patrol frequently requests military support from Joint Task Force-North, which detects, monitors, and supports the interdiction of suspected transnational threats within and along the approaches to the continental United States. The task force fuses and disseminates intelligence, contributes to the common operating picture, coordinates support to lead federal agencies, and supports security cooperation initiatives to secure the homeland and enhance regional security."
Maneuver Support Center of Excellence: http://www.wood.army.mil/wood_cms/
Engineer (April-June 2005)