NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Aug. 22, 2021) Senior Airman Moon escorts Afghan evacuees aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Aug. 22, 2021. NAS Sigonella is currently supporting the Department of Defense mission to facilitate the safe departure and relocation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigration Visa recipients, and vulnerable Afghan populations from Afghanistan.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Young)

We thank president Burwell for making the nominal effort in referencing the situation in Afghanistan in her Fall Welcome Letter.

In her statement president Burwell stated:

“Many in our community are struggling as family and friends endure terrible tragedies. This includes Afghan and Afghan American members of our community with loved ones at risk, and our veterans’ community, a number of whom served in Afghanistan or alongside colleagues and Afghan allies affected by the recent events. The devastating attack last week only deepens the pain, and we honor those who were lost. Our hearts are with you, and we are here to help.”

We ask president Burwell what resources at American University are available for our Afghan friends and Veteran community.

Moving on we hope that we can see more action and support given to our Afghan friends and our veteran community from our campus resources and President.