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Joint Base Charleston helps with Afghanistan withdrawal

Published: Aug. 19, 2021 at 12:10 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Joint Base Charleston has confirmed that they are helping the U.S. Army deploy more soldiers to Afghanistan to assist with the withdrawal of Americans and American allies.

The XVIII Airborne Corps released a tweet showing soldiers prepare to load aircraft out of Joint Base Charleston.

They say they were bound for the Central Command area of operations. Central Command is the U.S. military’s description of the Middle East and East African region.

The tweet said the XVIII Airborne Corp’s Immediate Response Force deployed to Central Command within 100 hours of their alert. They say they are now supporting the U.S. State Department in an “orderly withdrawal of designated personnel from Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai International Airport.”

XVIII Airborne Corp is based out of Fort Bragg in North Carolina and were at Joint Base Charleston last weekend.

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