Pentagon Adds Three Domestic Bases for Refugees

Total number of military bases in use inside the U.S. now at seven.

On Friday, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby stated, “Today the Department of Defense can announce that it has authorized Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Fort Pickett, Va., and Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., to provide additional support to the U.S. mission to evacuate Afghans, special immigrant visa applicants, their families, and other at-risk individuals.”

Other bases in the U.S. providing support for the refugees are Fort Lee in Virginia, Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, For Bliss in Texas, and Joint Base McGuire-Dix in New Jersey.

The combination of the seven installations will create capacity for up to 50,000 Afghans and their families.

The United States has used a combination of U.S. military, coalition, and commercial flights to remove vulnerable Afghans from the Kabul airport to overseas military bases. Those installations are being used as staging areas to process the evacuees before moving them to the United States for safe haven.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the military leaders at the U.S. military bases that are receiving Afghan refugees.
  • For the people of Afghanistan who are fleeing with little or nothing of their personal items.
  • For U.S. officials overseeing the housing and provision for the refugees in the United States.

Sources: Newsmax, NPR


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