U.S. Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, receives a briefing from the Task Force Eagle medical support staff during his tour of the facilities being used in support of Operation Allies Refuge, Aug. 3, 2021, at Ft. Lee, Virginia. U.S. Northern Command in support of the Department of State, is the lead in providing transportation, medical screening 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. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Tommy L. Spitzer)
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, receives a briefing from the Task Force Eagle medical support staff during his tour of the facilities being used in support of Operation Allies Refuge, Aug. 3, 2021, at Ft. Lee, Virginia. U.S. Northern Command in support of the Department of State, is the lead in providing transportation, medical screening 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. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Tommy L. Spitzer) (Photo Credit: Cpl. Tommy L Spitzer) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. James Porterfield, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader (far left), visited Task Force Eagle at Ft. Lee, Virginia, Aug. 3, 2021. U.S. Northern Command in support of the Department of State, is the lead in providing transportation, medical screening and temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant applicants recently relocated to the United States to complete the final steps of the immigration process.  The commander and CSEL visited TF Eagle to see support staff first hand and thank them for their impressive accomplishments. Gen. VanHerck highlighted the incredible support across Department of Defense for what he referred to as a “noble mission.” In addition to meeting with Department of Defense, Department of State, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Inter-Governmental Organization partners, the commander and CSEL met with three Afghan families who wanted to personally extend their appreciation.  (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Tommy L. Spitzer)
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. James Porterfield, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader (far left), visited Task Force Eagle at Ft. Lee, Virginia, Aug. 3, 2021. U.S. Northern Command in support of the Department of State, is the lead in providing transportation, medical screening and temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant applicants recently relocated to the United States to complete the final steps of the immigration process. The commander and CSEL visited TF Eagle to see support staff first hand and thank them for their impressive accomplishments. Gen. VanHerck highlighted the incredible support across Department of Defense for what he referred to as a “noble mission.” In addition to meeting with Department of Defense, Department of State, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Inter-Governmental Organization partners, the commander and CSEL met with three Afghan families who wanted to personally extend their appreciation. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Tommy L. Spitzer) (Photo Credit: Cpl. Tommy L Spitzer) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. James Porterfield, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL), visited Task Force Eagle at Ft. Lee, Virginia, Aug. 3, 2021 to see the support staff first hand and thank them for their impressive accomplishments.  Gen. VanHerck highlighted the incredible support across the Department of Defense for what he referred to as a “noble mission.” In addition to meeting with Department of Defense, Department of State, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Inter-Governmental Organization partners, the commander and CSEL met with three Afghan families who wanted to personally extend their appreciation.  U.S. Northern Command in support of the Department of State, is the lead in providing transportation, medical screening 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. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Tommy L. Spitzer)
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. James Porterfield, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL), visited Task Force Eagle at Ft. Lee, Virginia, Aug. 3, 2021 to see the support staff first hand and thank them for their impressive accomplishments. Gen. VanHerck highlighted the incredible support across the Department of Defense for what he referred to as a “noble mission.” In addition to meeting with Department of Defense, Department of State, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Inter-Governmental Organization partners, the commander and CSEL met with three Afghan families who wanted to personally extend their appreciation. U.S. Northern Command in support of the Department of State, is the lead in providing transportation, medical screening 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. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Tommy L. Spitzer) (Photo Credit: Cpl. Tommy L Spitzer) VIEW ORIGINAL

U.S. Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, toured Operation Allies Refuge activities at Fort Lee, Virginia, Aug. 3.

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.

“USNORTHCOM, in support of DOS, is honored to lead the DOD efforts toward this critical mission,” VanHerck confirmed in a written statement provided by his public affairs team. “In all we do, we will demonstrate our commitment to our Afghan partners and their families who have sacrificed in pursuit of mutual security objectives.”

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