EDINBURGH, Ind. (WISH) — Gov. Eric Holcomb visited Afghan refugees staying at Camp Atterbury on Wednesday, he said in a tweet Thursday.
The adjutant general of Indiana, Brig. Gen. R. Dale Lyles, joined Holcomb for the visit.
“I’m so proud to see the work being done by the Indiana National Guard and our federal partners in such a short time to help these evacuees,” he wrote. “There has been an outpouring of kindness from Hoosiers to welcome those who aided and protected us.”
The first group of evacuees arrived at the camp on Sept. 2. Officials said last week that the refugees are expected to arrive in groups of 1,000 at a time, and about 5,000 are expected in the coming weeks.
The refugees include American citizens, Afghan allies who helped in the military effort and those deemed vulnerable Afghans by the U.S. government.