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Afghan evacuees board a C-130J

Afghan evacuees board a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing at Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30, 2021, enroute to Fort Bliss, Texas. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

Afghan evacuees board a C-130J

Afghan evacuees board a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing at Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30, 2021, enroute to Fort Bliss, Texas. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

A C-130J is parked at Dulles International Airport

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing is prepared for Afghan evacuee transportation in support of Operation Allies Welcome at Dulles International Airport, Virginia, Sept. 2, 2021. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

An Airmen watches as a C-130J is refueled

Senior Airman Thomas Alferes, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, watches as a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing is refueled prior to transporting Afghan evacuees at Dulles International Airport, Virginia, Sept. 2, 2021. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

Afghan evacuees board C-130J

Afghan evacuees board a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing at Dulles International Airport, Virginia, Sept. 2, 2021, enroute to Fort Bliss, Texas. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

Afghan evacuees board a C-130J

Afghan evacuees board a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing at Dulles International Airport, Virginia, Sept. 2, 2021, enroute to Fort Bliss, Texas. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

Airmen load cargo onto a C-130J

Airmen assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing load Afghan evacuee cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules in support of Operation Allies Welcome at Dulles International Airport, Virginia, Sept. 2, 2021, enroute to Fort Bliss, Texas. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

Afghan evacuees board a C-130J

Afghan evacuees board a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing at Dulles International Airport, Virginia, Sept. 2, 2021, enroute to Fort Bliss, Texas. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

Airmen load cargo onto a C-130J

Airmen assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing load Afghan evacuee cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules in support of Operation Allies Welcome at Dulles International Airport, Virginia, Sept. 2, 2021, enroute to Fort Bliss, Texas. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

Afghan evacuees board a C-130J
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Afghan evacuees board a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing at Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30, 2021, enroute to Fort Bliss, Texas. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

Afghan evacuees board a C-130J
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Afghan evacuees board a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing at Philadelphia International Airport, Pennsylvania, Aug. 30, 2021, enroute to Fort Bliss, Texas. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

Afghan evacuees board a C-130J
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Afghan evacuees board a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing at Dulles International Airport, Virginia, Sept. 2, 2021, enroute to Fort Bliss, Texas. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

Airmen load cargo onto a C-130J
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Airmen assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing load Afghan evacuee cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules in support of Operation Allies Welcome at Dulles International Airport, Virginia, Sept. 2, 2021, enroute to Fort Bliss, Texas. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- In support of Operation Allies Welcome, the 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, continues to provide airlift transportation and relocation support to Afghan evacuees from Aerial Ports of Embarkation to Department of Defense installations within the United States. The Secretary of Defense has approved for the DOD, through U.S. Northern Command, to provide to the Department of Homeland Security temporary housing, sustainment, and support. DoD will provide support for at least 50,000 individuals at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible.