Sunday, April 17, 2005

U.S. ARMY STRYKER REGIMENT PATROLS MEXICAN BORDER

FORT BLISS, Texas –The Soldiers of Troop A, 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, known as the Assassins, did not endure another long cold winter in Fairbanks this year. They were busy training and executing their reconnaissance skills.

For two months they, along with the other troops of 4th Sqdn., 14th Cav. and supporting elements of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, screened the international border of the U.S. and Mexico in New Mexico. This mission was done in support to Joint Task Force North and to help reduce the illegal entry of transnational threats and drugs into the U.S.

This was a mission of many firsts for Assassin Troop, 4-14 Cavalry and JTF-N. This was the first time 4-14 deployed and conducted a mission with all of its subunits since it was activated in November 2003.