Afghan refugees arrive at Fort McCoy
Refugees arrived on Sunday and more are expected come throughout the rest of the day and the coming days, the post announced
FORT McCOY, Wis. (WKBT) – Afghan refugees arrived at Fort McCoy Sunday afternoon and more are expected to come throughout the rest of the day and the coming days, according to a release from Task Force McCoy Public Affairs.
Fort McCoy is working together with the Department of Defense to provide temporary housing for Special Immigrant Visa applicants, their families and other at-risk individuals.
Director of Public Affairs Cheryl Phillips says The U.S. Northern Command is working to make room for more Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy, Fort Lee in Virginia, and Fort Bliss in Texas.
About 1,000 service members from the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve will help provide support to the refugees arriving.
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