Volk Field and Wisconsin National Guard troops help at Fort McCoy

Military personnel from 28 different states have helped refugees get from Volk Field to Fort McCoy
FORT MCCOY
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VOLK FIELD, Wis. – Wisconsin National Guard and Volk Field troops are assisting in efforts to bring Afghan refugees to Fort McCoy.

National Guard linguists have created Dari and Pashto signage to assist those arriving at Volk Field, and National Guard facilities are being used to store and receive supplies that are sent to Fort McCoy. The Guard is also lending a hand with COVID-19 testing.

“The performance by the Volk team has been phenomenal,” Volk Field vice commander Lt. Col. Thomas Bauer said in a statement Thursday. “They come back in at night, weekends, and downtime to handle any request for help.”

Military personnel from 28 different states have helped refugees from approximately 90 flights.