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  • Operation Allies Welcome cultivates multicultural calling

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N. J. - It would be easy to overlook Air Force Staff Sgt. Sharon Queenie, inconspicuous in her OCP uniform, N-95 mask and orange safety vest, blending in with nearly every service member assigned here to support Operation Allies Welcome. What makes her journey unique is that she is one of the few native-born
  • New York National Guard Airman helps deliver Afghan baby

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – The woman’s foot pressed into the top of the Airman’s collarbone where it connected at her right shoulder.In the Airman’s other hand was a cell phone hoisted straight into the air. All ears in the room strained to hear the Pashto translator on the other end.The nurse’s words to the Airman when she arrived at
  • National Guardsmen team up with active duty, reserve to support Operation Allies Welcome

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, NJ -- Since August 2021, Afghan evacuees have been arriving at several U.S. military installations across the country. These secure locations are an entry point for Afghans and their families who supported the U.S. Government.Since the end of August, more than 50 members from the Evergreen State have been
  • Air Guard Airmen assist in emergency delivery of baby born to Afghan guest

    McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Air Force Base, N.J.—The symbol of our country is a woman, a mother, who would sacrifice anything for the sake of her children. This symbol is no accident.Through a stroke of good timing and determination, two Airmen from the 153d Airlift Wing in Cheyenne, Wyoming, made Lady Liberty proud on the night of Sept. 10.In an
  • Wisconsin National Guard supports Operation Allies Welcome

    VOLK FIELD, Wis. – Wisconsin National Guard troops continue to welcome Afghan evacuees and Special Immigrant Visa holders arriving in the United States. Airfield managers, refuelers, and security forces personnel from the Wisconsin National Guard's Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center have been working round-the-clock to receive several
  • West Virginia Guard played pivotal role in Afghan evacuation

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Soldiers and Airmen of the West Virginia National Guard were critical components of Operation Allies Refuge, the State Department-led project of evacuating Afghan citizens and Americans before the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan Aug. 31.The 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, 130th Airlift Wing in Charleston and 111th Engineer
  • Kentucky Air Guard plays key role in Afghan evacuation

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – More than 40 Kentucky Air National Guard members have played a key role in the reception of evacuees arriving from Afghanistan since Aug. 22.The Airmen, all from the Louisville-based 123rd Contingency Response Group, deployed to Wisconsin Aug. 21 and began supporting airfield operations immediately. They started receiving evacuees
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