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Afghanistan evac operations: Airmen experiences

“I never thought I would be a part of history. I've only been here for two weeks. Our job as PAX reps is to get every evacuee manifested and wait for an aircraft to come down that can fit them on and take them to their location. We've been able to move thousands of people in the shortest time we've ever done before. It's been a lot of work but we've had help from a lot of people, allowing it to be a more streamlined process. I'm happy to get the evacuees to a new home, and I want to get them safe. We're trying to do everything we can to get them out. When I see that aircraft take-off full of people, I feel a lot better,” said Airman 1st Class Luke Miller, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing. Service members of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, as well as other supporting agencies are working 24/7 to support ongoing evacuation operations out of Afghanistan Aug. 22, 2021, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. As part of the operation, thousands of qualified evacuees continue to arrive here from Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, on board multiple military aircraft. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandria Lee)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Alexandria Lee
VIRIN: 210822-F-XW046-0019.JPG
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CAMERA

NIKON D850

LENS

24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8

APERTURE

28/10

SHUTTERSPEED

1/3200

ISO

80

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

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