The National Guard is coming to Imperial County Airport on Oct. 19 to boost security.
Guard troops will be stationed at all commercial airports across the nation at the direction of President Bush to quickly add security in response to hijacked airline attacks on the East Coast a month ago today.
Imperial County Airport Manager David Conn confirmed five National Guard members will arrive to begin working at the airport next week. He said details of the operation will be worked out over the next couple days.
Conn has expected the arrival of the National Guard because the airport houses operations of commercial carrier United Skywest, which has flights to and from Los Angeles.