Arizona will deploy about 150 members of the state National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border next week.
Gov. Doug Ducey announced the troop call-up in a tweet today. Ducey's office said via email that the cost of the deployment would be paid entirely by the federal government.
The announcement comes two days after President Donald Trump said he wanted to deploy the military to the border with Mexico.
Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato said he had no details on what the troops would be assigned to do. In previous border deployments, Arizona troops did border-watch missions, supported border wall construction and helped with administrative and other support tasks.