Fluor is providing contingency and humanitarian support for Afghan evacuees as part of Operation Allies Welcome at New Mexico's Holloman Air Force Base. The work is expected to include the construction of facilities and the delivery of services to at least 5,000 evacuees.
On Aug. 29, 2021, President Joe Biden directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to lead implementation of ongoing efforts across the federal government to support Afghan evacuees, including those who worked alongside the U.S. military in Afghanistan, as they safely resettle in the United States.
Assisting DHS, the Department of Defense is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees.
The Air Force Installation Contracting Center awarded Fluor a task order to provide contingency and humanitarian support to Operation Allies Welcome at New Mexico’s Holloman Air Force Base. The one-year task order was awarded under the
Air Force Contract Augmentation Program V (AFCAP V), which is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract vehicle.
Fluor had planners on the ground the day it received notice to proceed and was prepared to support the first Afghan evacuees a week later. Working with its network of subcontractors and vendors helped Fluor to respond quickly.
As of mid-September, 2021, Fluor had completed 10 facilities totaling 281,374 square feet, was providing services to 3,832 evacuees and expected to expand support for at least 5,000 evacuees.