Camp Atterbury is preparing for the arrival of nearly 5,000 Afghan evacuees. State officials said they could arrive as soon as the end of this week. 

In a press conference Wednesday, Brigadier General R. Dale Lyles, adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard, said the evacuees are currently being vetted at the point of departure and will again be vetted once in the United States. 

Once at Camp Atterbury the evacuees will be placed in a 14-day medical hold where they will go through a series of medical screenings, which includes testing and possible vaccinations for Covid-19. 

Lyles said once through the medical screening process the evacuees will stay at Camp Atterbury for single digit weeks. Multiple agencies will be working with them to determine their visa status and resettling them throughout the United States. 

800 soldiers, include military police and medical support, are coming to assist at Camp Atterbury. 

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