US Army Operation “Faithful Patriot”; USAF C-17 and C-130 Cargo Aircraft Airlift Troops to Mexican Border for Security Operation

Comparison of C-17 VS C-130: The Two Large Cargo Aircraft

On 29th October 2018 Monday morning, the US Army released a video of the two of their tactical transport aircraft; one being the C-17 Globe Master III and the other being the C-130 Hercules. The video revealed the deployment of the US Army troops being deployed to the US/Mexico brooder for the support of the latest army mission “Faithful Patriot”. In the video down below which was initially released by US Army itself shows the units from the 3rd Airlift Squadron of Dover Air Force Base and 61st Airlift Squadron of Little Rock, Arkansas. They are shown in the video loading their cargo and personnel at the Fort Knox base in Kentucky.


U.S. Northern Command General; Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy told the media officials in an official statement that “Under the US operation “Faithful Patriot’ we are regularly deploying US military units to the region in efforts to ‘harden the southern border’.”


The border area in between US and Mexico has become extremely volatile due to the recent macro-trafficking and illegal immigration. One particular area near the border region which has seen the narco-insurgent increase is the City of Juarez. According to source, about 500 people in 2018 have lost their lives as a result of the narco-insurgent violence in Juarez. This city also borders with Texas State city; El Passo which actually forms the buffer zone in between two countries.

President Obama also sent about 1200 National Guard soldiers to guard the boundary in his presidential terms, as well as President George W. Bush, also deployed about 6000 troops to assist the Border Patrol in an operation dubbed as “Operation Jump Start”.

Watch the video released officially by the US Amy down below.

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