INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Some Afghan evacuees are heading to central Indiana.
Consultant Greg Pence posted on social media Tuesday morning that he has acquired affirmation from the Division of Protection that Camp Atterbury will briefly home Afghan evacuees.
The Indiana Nationwide Guard stated the placement, by means of the Division of Protection and U.S. Northern Command, will present the Division of State “transportation and momentary housing sustainment, and help inside the US for Afghan particular immigrant visa candidates, their households and different at-risk people at appropriate amenities, in everlasting or momentary buildings, as shortly as potential.”
Pence went on to say that over the following few weeks, Atterbury will maintain roughly 5,000 folks, which is capability for the placement.
This announcement comes after the final American troops withdrew from Afghanistan Monday afternoon, ending American’s 20-year conflict within the Center Jap nation.
“As Hoosiers, we’re proud to do our half and supply a short lived dwelling for Afghan evacuees who’ve supported this nation,” Gov. Eric J. Holcomb stated. “Our federal companions are taking needed and acceptable steps to ascertain that there’s a easy course of to permit these males, girls and youngsters to shortly discover their everlasting dwelling throughout the US. I think about the Indiana Nationwide Guard’s capacity to help this federal mission.”
Job Power Atterbury, which is made up of active-duty and Nationwide Guard members, will assist to help this mission from the federal authorities, working to supply housing, medical, logistics and transportation to Afghans evacuees, after they arrive.