Camp Atterbury will house Afghan evacuees

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Some Afghan evacuees are heading to cardinal Indiana.

Representative Greg Pence posted connected societal media Tuesday greeting that helium has received confirmation from the Department of Defense that Camp Atterbury volition temporarily location Afghan evacuees.

The Indiana National Guard said the location, done the Department of Defense and U.S. Northern Command, volition supply the Department of State “transportation and impermanent lodging sustainment, and enactment wrong the United States for Afghan peculiar migrant visa applicants, their families and different at-risk individuals astatine suitable facilities, successful imperishable oregon impermanent structures, arsenic rapidly arsenic possible.”

(1/3) Today, I received confirmation that the @DeptofDefense has present authorized the usage of Camp Atterbury, IN, to supply impermanent housing, sustainment, and enactment to Afghan evacuees successful enactment of the @StateDept and @DHSgov.

— Rep. Greg Pence (@RepGregPence) August 31, 2021

Pence went connected to accidental that implicit the adjacent fewer weeks, Atterbury volition clasp astir 5,000 people, which is capableness for the location.

This announcement comes aft the past American troops withdrew from Afghanistan Monday afternoon, ending American’s 20-year warfare successful the Middle Eastern country.

“As Hoosiers, we are arrogant to bash our portion and supply a impermanent location for Afghan evacuees who person supported this nation,” Gov. Eric J. Holcomb said. “Our national partners are taking indispensable and  due steps to found that determination is simply a creaseless process to let these men, women and children to rapidly find their imperishable location crossed the United States. I person religion successful the Indiana National Guard’s quality to enactment this national mission.”

(2/3) Over the coming week, capableness astatine Camp Atterbury volition physique to enactment astir 5,000 persons. @USNorthernCmd estimates that Camp Atterbury volition scope archetypal operational capableness successful the adjacent fewer days.

— Rep. Greg Pence (@RepGregPence) August 31, 2021

(3/3) I volition proceed to show this concern intimately on with members of our IN Congressional Delegation, and authorities & national agencies. I volition marque further details nationalist arsenic they go available.

— Rep. Greg Pence (@RepGregPence) August 31, 2021

Task Force Atterbury, which is made up of active-duty and National Guard members, volition assistance to enactment this ngo from the national government, moving to supply housing, medical, logistics and proscription to Afghans evacuees, erstwhile they arrive.

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