DOD is working with the State Department, partners, and allies to evacuate U.S. and Afghan citizens from Afghanistan.
The last of the Afghan evacuees temporarily housed at Fort Lee, Va., departed for their resettlement locations in the U.S., as the installation's role in Operation Allies Welcome came to an end.
Defense Department officials praised the actions of U.S. service members in the non-combatant evacuation operation from Afghanistan and detailed how the department is working with other agencies to resettle the allies in the United States.
The U.S. government is still working to continue the flow of American citizens and special immigrant visa holders out of Afghanistan, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.
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