Governor tours Atterbury; meets with refugees

Gov. Eric Holcomb toured the facilities at Camp Atterbury this week, meeting with soldiers and Afghan refugees.

The governor’s office says Holcomb and Brig. Gen. Dale Lyles, Indiana National Guard’s adjutant general, visited Camp Atterbury on Wednesday to learn more about “Operation: Allies Welcome.”

As a part of this federal mission, Afghanistan evacuees are staying at Camp Atterbury with the support of the Indiana National Guard.

Holcomb said he is proud of the work of the Guard. There has been an outpouring of kindness from Hoosiers, to welcome those who aided and protected Americans serving in Afghanistan, Holcomb said.

Task Force Atterbury, made up of active-duty and National Guard service members, is providing housing, medical, logistics, and transportation support to the Afghan refugees.

Photos courtesy of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office.