Veterans Seeking Help
(Editor's note: This is from Rep. David Rouzer's eNewsletter of August 19, 2021. The entire newsletter may be read under the news item "Congressional Newsletters" under the News tab on this website.)
The many current active duty servicemembers and veterans who may be struggling with the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan should know they are not alone. Please review and share the following resources if you, a loved one, or anyone you know who served needs help.
For a full list of resources, please click here.
Assistance Evacuating Afghanistan as shared by the State Department to Members of Congress:
If you or anyone you know needs assistance in evacuating Afghanistan, please contact my office or review this information from the State Department. To receive assistance from the State Department, U.S. citizens must complete this Repatriation Assistance Request for each traveler in their group.
This form is the only way to communicate interest in flight options. The State Department will notify you directly by email based on your registration as soon as departure options become available.
(That above is from the State Department. Until the Biden Administration sends enough troops to secure roads and places stations around the country that folks can actually get to for the processing of their paperwork and provides transportation for them to get to the Kabul airport, it is going to be difficult for many to get out.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy have called for an emergency meeting with top Biden Administration officials asking for the plan of action to get this achieved. That letter is included here.)