The U.S National Guard is Helping Transport Evacuees using Nearly 50 Aircrafts

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Nearly 50 @AirNatlGuard C-17s, KC-135s, C-130s and more than 70 aircrews are helping transport evacuees, refuel aircraft over the skies of Afghanistan, and provide lifesaving aeromedical evacuation.

Army National Guard Soldiers continue to help secure Hamid Karzai International Airport and provide humanitarian assistance to evacuees.

National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from around the U.S. are playing a key role in supporting the historic evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan. Among those helping transport evacuees is the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing, with two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The aircraft are assigned to the AKANG’s 144th Airlift Squadron based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Alongside units from the 82nd Airborne Division, 10th Mountain Division, Marine Special Purpose Air Ground Task Force, and Marine Expeditionary Unit, Task Force 1-194 is securing vital sectors of the Kabul airport and providing humanitarian assistance to U.S. citizens, special immigrant visa holders, and their families.

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