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Kaine Statement on Department of Defense Authorization of Fort Pickett and Quantico as Temporary Housing for Afghan Allies

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) authorization of Marine Corps Base Quantico and Fort Pickett U.S. Army Base to temporarily house Afghan allies:

“I’m immensely proud Virginia is leading the way in supporting U.S. personnel, Afghan partners, and other at-risk Afghans during this critical time. We must continue to do all we can to help get Americans and our allies out of harm’s way. I send my sincerest gratitude to our brave servicemembers and our State Department personnel working tirelessly on Afghanistan evacuations.”  

Senator Kaine and his team are continuing to work around the clock to help with the evacuation of Americans, as well as SIV-eligible and other at risk Afghans, to get them to safety as quickly as possible. Virginians seeking assistance with evacuations should contact Senator Kaine’s office by visiting: