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GOP Congress members for the day, the National Guard pilot in the night: Kinzinger says he ‘loves’ border deployment

in the vicinityVideoRep. Kinzinger provided to help U.S. Mexico border with national guard security efforts

To wrap a time when most people of their day, Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger is headed to work. He is not the office in Washington DC, but behind a hangar in the direction of the plane, the RC-26 surveillance aircraft.

It is the level Kinzinger is to fly for the next five hours (one of the primary advantages of flying and working, undetected, for longer than most of the other planes.)

Congressman Kinzinger is also a Lt. Col. Kinzinger with the Wisconsin Air National Guard. It is the follow-up to a two-week deployment in Tucson, Arizona.

“I love it, to be able to do it,” Kinzinger told Fox News.

The two jobs could not be more different.

“I have some colleagues,” Kinzinger said in his work in Washington, “do not let your position get to your head a little.”

He said that people are treated differently, for better or for worse, than they are in Congress.

GOP REP. KINZINGER SITS ON THE BORDER WITH THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD UNIT

All of that changes when he the drill with the guard.

“If I deploy with these guys, it is just my old friends,” says Kinzinger. “They say, ‘Hey, you are a Lieutenant Colonel here. No one special.'”

The work you do is part of a larger deployment to strengthen security along the Arizona. The RC-26 Kinzinger flies can really look like a corporate jet, but it is specially equipped to collect information and high resolution for the illegal activity they can place on the ground.

In contrast to other areas, some of the Arizona border, is mountainous.

“We have more than 200 miles from the border to the fact that almost unmanned. No fences,” Lt. Col Kenneth Bruce with the Arizona Air National Guard told Fox News. “We have a lot of traffic there.”

It can be difficult to detect for the border patrol, illegal activities, but to respond to it. But with the eyes in the sky, border patrol agents are otherwise sharpening will be able to be in on the drug activity, may be unnoticed.

To wrap a time when most people of their day, Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger is headed to work. He is not the office in Washington DC, but behind a hangar in the direction of the plane, the RC-26 surveillance aircraft.

“You are very hard to find,” said Ron Bellavia, the Deputy chief patrol agent for the Tucson area. “You cross the border in camouflage. You put carpet on their shoes, so we can’t track you through the desert.”

After a potential drug runner, army guard helicopters flying, agents can respond sighted to those remote areas.

TO REDUCE THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA NATIONAL GUARD PRESENCE ON THE BORDER

Kinzinger said the work is gratifying.

“When drugs come in Arizona, land in Illinois,” he said. “In order to protect this country, to be honest, all the drugs that come across, this is awesome.”

At the end of the two weeks of duty, Kinzinger, go back on his other gig, the one in Washington – with a fresh perspective on how the decisions that he and his colleagues, the influence of the country. It is a perspective he wants more legislators had.

“I think the Congress would be in a better place,” says Kinzinger.

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He said he is open to another mission.

“It is not the first time that I’ve done it,” says Kinzinger. “Hopefully, it’s not the last.”

Around 1,800 National Guard troops currently are in use across the entire southern border, 600 of which are in Arizona. This is in addition to support to the active duty soldiers who have been deployed to the border, pro-President of Trump’s request.

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