U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Quinci Martin, Task Force Operations Officer, gives her rank to an Afghan guest before they depart from Upshur Village on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, Dec. 22, 2021. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica Mazzamuto
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