Afghan Evacuee Flights Resume from Ramstein to U.S.

Flights had been paused due to diseases.

Flights carrying evacuees from Afghanistan have resumed from Ramstein Air Base in Germany to the United States. The flights were paused on the recommendation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after several cases of measles were confirmed. The entire evacuee population was inoculated against measles, mumps, rubella, and other diseases, then a 21-day waiting period was observed.

“We’ve been at this longer than I think anyone anticipated, but we’re glad that we’ll soon complete the mission and get back to normal operations,” said Brigadier General Josh Olson, Commander of the 86th Airlift Wing and Ramstein Air Base. “Our focus now is on finishing strong, bidding our guests farewell, and completing the mission.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials in the CDC as they consider the health of the evacuees along with that of the American public.
  • For the U.S. Armed Forces personnel caring for the evacuees on military bases at home and abroad.
  • For General Olsen as he oversees the continuing evacuation of people from Afghanistan.

Sources: CNN, Stars and Stripes


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