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CRW deploys to Afghanistan for evacuation effort

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Group board a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13, 2021, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigration Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Group board a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13, 2021, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigration Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Group leave the airport terminal to board a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13, 2021, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigration Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Group leave the airport terminal to board a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 13, 2021, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigration Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

U.S Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Group prepare to depart from the airport terminal Aug. 14, 2021, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.  The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigration Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

U.S Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Group prepare to depart from the airport terminal Aug. 14, 2021, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigration Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

U.S Air Force Col. Kyle Benwitz, 621st Contingency Response Wing vice commander, second from left, speaks to Airmen at the personnel deployment function line Aug. 13, 2021, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigration Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

U.S Air Force Col. Kyle Benwitz, 621st Contingency Response Wing vice commander, second from left, speaks to Airmen at the personnel deployment function line Aug. 13, 2021, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigration Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Group load baggage on aircraft pallets Aug. 13, 2021, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigration Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Group load baggage on aircraft pallets Aug. 13, 2021, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigration Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Group process through the Unit Deployment Manager's office Aug. 13, 2021, before departing from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigration Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Group process through the Unit Deployment Manager's office Aug. 13, 2021, before departing from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the evacuation of American citizens, Special Immigration Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.)

CRW deploys to Afghanistan for evacuation effort

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group board a C-17 Globemaster III on Travis Air Force Base, California, Aug. 14, 2021, before their deployment to support operations in Afghanistan. The U.S. Air Force, in support of the Department of Defense, moved forces into theater to facilitate the safe departure and relocation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigration Visa recipients, and vulnerable Afghan populations from Afghanistan. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisor Group to support the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)

CRW deploys to Afghanistan for evacuation effort

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group organize their bags and gear at the passenger terminal on Travis Air Force Base, California, Aug. 14, 2021. The U.S. Air Force, in support of the Department of Defense, moved forces into Afghanistan to facilitate the safe departure and relocation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigration Visa recipients, and vulnerable Afghan populations from Afghanistan. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)

CRW deploys to Afghanistan for evacuation effort

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group make their way to a C-17 Globemaster III on Travis Air Force Base, California, Aug. 14, 2021 The U.S. Air Force, in support of the Department of Defense, moved forces into Afghanistan to facilitate the safe departure and relocation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigration Visa recipients, and vulnerable Afghan populations from Afghanistan. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisor Group to support the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)

CRW deploys to Afghanistan for evacuation effort
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Aaron Rivette, 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron air transportation specialist, organizes his gear at the Global Reach Deployment Center on Travis Air Force Base, California, Aug. 14, 2021. The U.S. Air Force, in support of the Department of Defense, moved forces into Afghanistan to facilitate the safe departure and relocation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigration Visa recipients, and vulnerable Afghan populations from Afghanistan. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)

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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group wait to board their flight at the passenger terminal on Travis Air Force Base, California, Aug. 14, 2021. The U.S. Air Force, in support of the Department of Defense, moved forces into Afghanistan to facilitate the safe departure and relocation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigration Visa recipients, and vulnerable Afghan populations from Afghanistan. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)

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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group board a C-17 Globemaster III on Travis Air Force Base, California, Aug. 14, 2021. The U.S. Air Force, in support of the Department of Defense, moved forces into Afghanistan to facilitate the safe departure and relocation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigration Visa recipients, and vulnerable Afghan populations from Afghanistan. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)

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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Group make their way to a C-17 Globemaster III on Travis Air Force Base, California, Aug. 14, 2021. The U.S. Air Force, in support of the Department of Defense, moved forces into Afghanistan to facilitate the safe departure and relocation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigration Visa recipients, and vulnerable Afghan populations from Afghanistan. The 621st CRW deployed Airmen from the 621st and 821st CRGs as well as the 621st Air Mobility Advisory Group to support the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dennis Hoffman)

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Approximately 100 Devil Raiders from East and West coasts have deployed to Hamid Karzai International Airport to assist with the evacuations of of U.S. citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans.

Devil Raiders are providing capabilities at HKIA such as air mobility liaison officer support, air traffic control, airfield management, cargo and passenger processing, contingency aircraft maintenance, vehicle maintenance, command and control, security, and fuels management among other specialties on the ground.