On June 19, 2018, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper shared the following statement about North Carolina National Guard members:
“The cruel policy of tearing children away from their parents requires a strong response, and I am recalling the three members of the North Carolina National Guard from the border.”
As had been done under President Bush and President Obama, the North Carolina National Guard had deployed requested assistance to the United States southern border. The current deployment includes a helicopter and three National Guard members.
From their website: The NC National Guard is part of the US National Guard, a unique and essential element of the US military. National Guard soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time, always ready to defend the American way of life in the event of an emergency.
Ed. Note: Emphasis and description added.