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Afghanistan evac operations: Airmen experiences

“There are a lot of women and kids here and it’s hard knowing what they’ve been through, especially knowing that we will never experience what they have, ourselves. The best we can do is help them through this time and provide what we can. Our shifts are long; I don’t think I’ve worked less than a 12-hour shift but for me this has been very humbling. Living in the U.S., we have a lot of privileges; coming here, you see these people that have only their clothes on their backs and for myself I want to help where I can.” – Airmen 1st Class Konner Meadors, 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. 19, 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 Senior Airman Noah D. Coger)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Noah D. Coger
VIRIN: 210819-F-AL900-2003.JPG
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