Afghanistan Evacuation

U.S. Marines with the Evacuation Control Center help Afghan evacuees as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marines with the Evacuation Control Center help Afghan evacuees as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marines with the Evacuation Control Center help Afghan evacuees as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

A U.S. Army medic administers the COVID-19 vaccine to an Afghan evacuee at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Aug. 31, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
A U.S. Army medic administers the COVID-19 vaccine to an Afghan evacuee at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Aug. 31, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

A U.S. Army medic administers the COVID-19 vaccine to an Afghan evacuee at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Aug. 31, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
A U.S. Army medic administers the COVID-19 vaccine to an Afghan evacuee at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Aug. 31, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

A U.S. Army medic administers the COVID-19 vaccine to an Afghan evacuee at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Aug. 31, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
A U.S. Army medic administers the COVID-19 vaccine to an Afghan evacuee at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Aug. 31, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Julian Rodriguez, an Evacuation Control Center Marine, assists an Afghan evacuee with their luggage as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ilan Tubis carries an Afghan evacuee’s luggage as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ilan Tubis carries an Afghan evacuee’s luggage as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Leonard Bradley, an Evacuation Control Center Marine, carries an Afghan evacuee’s luggage as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Leonard Bradley, an Evacuation Control Center Marine, carries an Afghan evacuee’s luggage as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Michael Lesterick, the staff non-commissioned officer-in-charge at the Evacuation Control Center, carries an Afghan evacuee’s luggage as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Michael Lesterick, the staff non-commissioned officer-in-charge at the Evacuation Control Center, carries an Afghan evacuee’s luggage as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Michael Lesterick, the staff non-commissioned officer-in-charge at the Evacuation Control Center, carries an Afghan evacuee’s luggage as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marines with the Evacuation Control Center help Afghan evacuees as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marines with the Evacuation Control Center help Afghan evacuees as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marines with the Evacuation Control Center help Afghan evacuees as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marines with the Evacuation Control Center help Afghan evacuees as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marines with the Evacuation Control Center help Afghan evacuees as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marines with the Evacuation Control Center help Afghan evacuees as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kellen Medina, left, and 2nd Lt. Stephanie Downing give a developing photo to Afghan child-evacuees at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Sept. 2, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kellen Medina, left, and 2nd Lt. Stephanie Downing give a developing photo to Afghan child-evacuees at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Sept. 2, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Leonard Bradley, an Evacuation Control Center Marine, carries an Afghan evacuee’s luggage as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Leonard Bradley, an Evacuation Control Center Marine, carries an Afghan evacuee’s luggage as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Julian Rodriguez, an Evacuation Control Center Marine, carries an Afghan evacuee’s luggage as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Julian Rodriguez, an Evacuation Control Center Marine, carries an Afghan evacuee’s luggage as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marines with the Evacuation Control Center help Afghan evacuees as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marines with the Evacuation Control Center help Afghan evacuees as they board a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Caitlin McCormick, an Evacuation Control Center Marine, carries a child to a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Caitlin McCormick, an Evacuation Control Center Marine, carries a child to a plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 1, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 13 with the Evacuation Control Center, help Afghan evacuees carry their luggage to the plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 3, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 13 with the Evacuation Control Center, help Afghan evacuees carry their luggage to the plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 3, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Naughton guides Afghan evacuees to the plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 3, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia) (This photo has been edited for security purposes)
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Naughton guides Afghan evacuees to the plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 3, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia) (This photo has been edited for security purposes)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Leonard Bradley with the Evacuation Control Center, takes an Afghan evacuees’ luggage to the plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 3, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Leonard Bradley with the Evacuation Control Center, takes an Afghan evacuees’ luggage to the plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 3, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Leonard Bradley with the Evacuation Control Center, guides Afghan evacuees to the plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 3, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Leonard Bradley with the Evacuation Control Center, guides Afghan evacuees to the plane at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 3, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Jia)

U.S. Army Soldiers guide Afghan evacuees during a clothing distribution by Spirit of America at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Sept. 5, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Andrew Martino)
U.S. Army Soldiers guide Afghan evacuees during a clothing distribution by Spirit of America at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Sept. 5, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Andrew Martino)

A U.S. Army Soldier hands a package of clothing to an Afghan evacuee during a clothing distribution by Spirit of America at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Sept. 5, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Andrew Martino)
A U.S. Army Soldier hands a package of clothing to an Afghan evacuee during a clothing distribution by Spirit of America at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Sept. 5, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Andrew Martino)

U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Tate, a Jacksonville Florida native, plays with a child during a clothing distribution for Afghan evacuees by Spirit of America at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Sept. 5, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Andrew Martino)
U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Tate, a Jacksonville Florida native, plays with a child during a clothing distribution for Afghan evacuees by Spirit of America at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Sept. 5, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Andrew Martino)

Afghan evacuees thank Spirit of America during a clothing distribution by Spirit of America at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Sept. 5, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Andrew Martino)
Afghan evacuees thank Spirit of America during a clothing distribution by Spirit of America at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Sept. 5, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Andrew Martino)

U.S. Army Spc. Aaliyah Craven, a public affairs specialist with USARCENT, documents military humanitarian assistance during a clothing distribution for Afghan evacuees by Spirit of America at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Sept. 5, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Andrew Martino)
U.S. Army Spc. Aaliyah Craven, a public affairs specialist with USARCENT, documents military humanitarian assistance during a clothing distribution for Afghan evacuees by Spirit of America at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Sept. 5, 2021. The Department of Defense is committed to supporting the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk individuals from Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Andrew Martino)

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