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Words to Task Force-Liberty

Five words to live by: Col. Walker's words to Task Force Liberty
Operation Allies Welcome - Operation Allies Refuge
Video by Tech. Sgt. J.D. Strong II
Oct. 11, 2021 | 7:28
U.S. Air Force Col. Buster Walker, Task Force Liberty director of operations, shares his learning experiences with members of Task Force Liberty in Liberty Village, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Oct. 9, 2021. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. J.D. Strong II) More


Who We Are

On August 23, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs John Kirby publicly announced Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst’s selection to provide housing, medical support, logistics, and transportation support for vulnerable Afghans as they arrived in the U.S. The established task force, coined Task Force Liberty, stood up shortly afterward to support this effort.

Task Force Liberty is a team of Department of Homeland Security and Department of State personnel, Department of Defense service members and civilians, resettlement partners and affiliates and non-governmental organizations united for a common purpose. Each of these individuals embodies an American force that stands at the ready to answer our nation’s call at all times. They are ambassadors to our Afghan guests; representing the foundational principles and core values of our nation.   

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What We Do

Task Force Liberty continues to support the Department of Homeland Security by providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan.

Task Force Liberty focuses on four Lines of Effort to accomplish this mission:

Receive

Safety/Security

Care

Community

Why We Do It

This initiative follows through on America’s commitment to Afghan personnel who helped us, and provides them essential support at secure locations, where they and their families can complete Department of State and Department of Homeland Security processing safely. In support of these agencies, the Department of Defense is proud to make these accommodations and services available to Afghan personnel.

Contact Information

Task Force Liberty Public Affairs

Media Queries: tf.liberty.pa@gmail.com

All Other Requests: 87ABW.TF.LibertyPA@us.af.mil

Phone Number: 609-253-9233

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