(WIFR) -- U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R- 16th District) heads to the southern border with thousands of troops.
Kinzinger has been deployed to the southern border with an Air Force National Guard Unit.
In a statement released Wednesday, Kinzinger's office said he was deployed earlier this week and he will serve on active duty as Lieutenant Colonel. Kinzinger's offices in Illinois and D.C. will remain open during his deployment.
Kinzinger served in the Air Force during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom prior to his election to Congress.