Indiana Governor visits Afghanistan evacuees at Camp Atterbury

Last Updated on September 9, 2021 by Office of Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb

CAMP ATTERBURY — Gov. Eric Holcomb joined Brig. Gen. Dale Lyles, Indiana National Guard adjutant general, in a visit to Camp Atterbury on Wednesday to learn more about “Operation: Allies Welcome” and visit with some of the evacuees located there. As a part of this federal mission, evacuees are staying at Camp Atterbury with the support of the Indiana National Guard.

“I’m so proud to see the work being done by the Indiana National Guard and our federal partners in such a short time to help these evacuees,” Gov. Holcomb said. “There has been an outpouring of kindness from Hoosiers to welcome those who aided and protected us.”

Camp Atterbury is located 40 miles south of Indianapolis and recently began housing Afghan evacuees.

Task Force Atterbury, consisting of active-duty and National Guard service members supporting this federal mission, is providing housing, medical, logistics, and transportation to the Afghans.

SOURCE: News release and photos from Office of Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb

Indiana Governor visits Afghanistan evacuees at Camp Atterbury
Gov. Holcomb visits with an evacuee family near their quarters at Camp Atterbury.
Many of the evacuees at Camp Atterbury are families with children.
The Governor meets with Adj. Gen. Dale Lyles and Brig. Gen. Niave Knell to discuss the current status of the mission and future plans.
During his visit, Gov. Holcomb also met with medical personnel, federal partners, and volunteers to learn more about how the State of Indiana can create more opportunities for evacuees.