Fort Lee, Va. — A congressional delegation conducted a walk-through of the support facilities for Operation Allies Refuge, Aug. 2.

Maj. Gen. Mark T. Simerly, commanding general of Fort Lee, leads a group of congressional and military delegates through an overview of Fort Lee’s operations during Operation Allies Refuge, Aug. 2, 2021 Fort Lee, Virginia. The Department of Defense, in support of the Department of State, is providing transportation and temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant applicants recently relocated to the United States to complete the final steps of the immigration process. This initiative follows through on America's commitment to Afghan citizens who have helped the United States, and provides them essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan, where they and their families can complete the Special Immigrant Visa process safely.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Mark T. Simerly, commanding general of Fort Lee, leads a group of congressional and military delegates through an overview of Fort Lee’s operations during Operation Allies Refuge, Aug. 2, 2021 Fort Lee, Virginia. The Department of Defense, in support of the Department of State, is providing transportation and temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant applicants recently relocated to the United States to complete the final steps of the immigration process. This initiative follows through on America's commitment to Afghan citizens who have helped the United States, and provides them essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan, where they and their families can complete the Special Immigrant Visa process safely. (Photo Credit: 1st Lt. Tom Burcham IV) VIEW ORIGINAL
Senators Tammy Duckworth and Joni Ernst with Congressmen Jason Crow and Michael Waltz during a walkthrough of operations supporting the Afghan special immigrant applicants, Aug. 1, 2021 Fort Lee, Virginia. The Department of Defense, in support of the Department of State, is providing transportation and temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant applicants recently relocated to the United States to complete the final steps of the immigration process. This initiative follows through on America's commitment to Afghan citizens who have helped the United States, and provides them essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan, where they and their families can complete the Special Immigrant Visa process safely.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Senators Tammy Duckworth and Joni Ernst with Congressmen Jason Crow and Michael Waltz during a walkthrough of operations supporting the Afghan special immigrant applicants, Aug. 1, 2021 Fort Lee, Virginia. The Department of Defense, in support of the Department of State, is providing transportation and temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant applicants recently relocated to the United States to complete the final steps of the immigration process. This initiative follows through on America's commitment to Afghan citizens who have helped the United States, and provides them essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan, where they and their families can complete the Special Immigrant Visa process safely. (Photo Credit: 1st Lt. Tom Burcham IV) VIEW ORIGINAL
Senator Joni Ernst speaks with former Ambassador Tracey Jacobson during a walkthrough of the support facilities for Operation Allies Refuge, Aug. 2, 2021 Fort Lee, Virginia. The Department of Defense, in support of the Department of State, is providing transportation and temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant applicants recently relocated to the United States to complete the final steps of the immigration process. This initiative follows through on America's commitment to Afghan citizens who have helped the United States, and provides them essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan, where they and their families can complete the Special Immigrant Visa process safely.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Senator Joni Ernst speaks with former Ambassador Tracey Jacobson during a walkthrough of the support facilities for Operation Allies Refuge, Aug. 2, 2021 Fort Lee, Virginia. The Department of Defense, in support of the Department of State, is providing transportation and temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant applicants recently relocated to the United States to complete the final steps of the immigration process. This initiative follows through on America's commitment to Afghan citizens who have helped the United States, and provides them essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan, where they and their families can complete the Special Immigrant Visa process safely. (Photo Credit: 1st Lt. Tom Burcham IV) VIEW ORIGINAL
Senator Joni Ernst and Congressman Jason Crow exit a dining facility during a walkthrough of the support facilities for Operation Allies Refuge, Aug. 2, 2021 Fort Lee, Virginia. The Department of Defense, in support of the Department of State, is providing transportation and temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant applicants recently relocated to the United States to complete the final steps of the immigration process. This initiative follows through on America's commitment to Afghan citizens who have helped the United States, and provides them essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan, where they and their families can complete the Special Immigrant Visa process safely.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Senator Joni Ernst and Congressman Jason Crow exit a dining facility during a walkthrough of the support facilities for Operation Allies Refuge, Aug. 2, 2021 Fort Lee, Virginia. The Department of Defense, in support of the Department of State, is providing transportation and temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant applicants recently relocated to the United States to complete the final steps of the immigration process. This initiative follows through on America's commitment to Afghan citizens who have helped the United States, and provides them essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan, where they and their families can complete the Special Immigrant Visa process safely. (Photo Credit: 1st Lt. Tom Burcham IV) VIEW ORIGINAL

The Department of Defense, in support of the Department of State, is providing transportation and temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant applicants recently relocated to the United States to complete the final steps of the immigration process.

This initiative follows through on America's commitment to Afghan citizens who have helped the United States, and provides them essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan, where they and their families can complete the Special Immigrant Visa process safely.

See more about Operation Allies Refuge here: https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/OAR