Here's What We Know About Goodfellow AFB and Afghan Refugees

 

SAN ANGELO, TX – The U.S. State Department has named three military bases which will house the first 50,000 refugees from the collapse and failure in Afghanistan and the Department of Defense is looking at other facilities including Goodfellow Air Force Base to support that mission.  

According to information released by Goodfellow late Wednesday, "Military departments are continuing to identify potential bases to meet potential expanded need, and will be notified accordingly if Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas is approved to support the Afghan evacuee mission."

So far, Ft. Bliss near El Paso is the only facility housing Afghan refugees in Texas.  The Secretary of State has instructed Fort Lee, Virginia; Fort McCoy, Wisconsin; Fort Bliss, Texas; and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey to provide temporary housing and support for the Afghans. 

Hundreds of refugees from Afghanistan arrived at Ft. Bliss over the weekend according to reports.  Over 650 evacuees from Afghanistan are currently being housed at Fort Bliss and officials have indicated more are expected to arrive this week.

Here is the information released by Goodfellow AFB: "The Secretary of Defense has authorized Fort Lee, Virginia; Fort McCoy, Wisconsin; Fort Bliss, Texas; and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey to provide temporary housing and support for up to 50,000 at risk Afghans. Additionally, DoD, through U.S. Northern Command, has agreed to provide to the Department of State (DOS) transportation and temporary housing, sustainment, and support inside the United States for Afghan special immigrant visa applicants, their families, and other at risk individuals at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. Support will be provided on DoD installations and through the use of assisted acquisition for the use of non-DoD land and facilities. Military departments are continuing to identify potential bases to meet potential expanded need, and will be notified accordingly if Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas is approved to support the Afghan evacuee mission."

Goodfellow was supposed to house illegal immigrant children in 2018 but that plan wasn't implemented.  

"While it is unclear when or even if the teens will be at Goodfellow AFB, the plan calls for converting 75 acres of rangeland into a tent city that will require 7,000 HHS employees spending six months in hotels within 90 miles of the base.  The HHS employees would be bussed to Goodfellow to work 12 hour shifts everyday."  We reported in 2018.  

Housing Afghan refugees is becoming more and more critical as the situation on the ground in Kabul is deteriorating rapidly and there is credible information about an imminent threat of attack at the airport Thursday morning.  Fox News is reporting "The possibility of an "imminent attack," perhaps within "hours," loomed over Kabul’s airport on Thursday, according to a British official.

James Heappey, Britain’s armed forces minister, told the BBC on Thursday there was "very, very credible reporting of an imminent attack," possibly targeting the airport in Afghanistan, where tens of thousands of people have been gathering over the past two weeks in hopes of leaving the country."

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Yeah, it could have been done better, but it was all Biden had to work with after the deal trump left him, and bragged that biden couldn't stop. It was either break the deal and risk retaliation or go ahead and pull our troops out, not a hard decision to me, but you will hear republicans cry about it, I guess they wanted our troops to stay and more American lives to be lost, they are the same republicans who tried to overthrow the government on January 6th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJn7c-1957U

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/04/973604904/trumps-deal-to-end-war-in-afghanistan-leaves-biden-with-a-terrible-situation

Also, trump and the RNC erased their websites of their praise of trumps deal with the taliban, who he praised. I'll repeat that, trump praised the taliban, the enemies of the US.

https://www.alternet.org/2021/08/trump-afghanistan/

https://truthout.org/articles/gop-quietly-deletes-praise-for-trump-taliban-deal-from-rnc-website/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/tunedin/trump-praises-the-taliban-and-erroneously-claims-the-group-has-been-around-for-1000-years/vi-AANss4Y

 

CGM5, Thu, 08/26/2021 - 16:16

me something, why don't you shut your hole and just go away? You are an annoying child. I'm sick of your constant lies and twists on the truth. If you had the intelligence to debate you might be interesting but you don't and you're not.

Then post some articles and links to evidence that proves me wrong and I will take a look, I have always encouraged it. This website is nothing but republican propaganda. You just don't like the truth, and you can't "debate" the truth.

Biden is his own man, so whatever decisions he makes are on him! Never mind everyone knows he’s just a puppet.

Dance, Joe, dance!

If he had decided to not leave afghanistan you people would have cried and griped just as much. There is no winning or middle ground with republicans, you have said so yourself.

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