Report | March 9, 2022

Management Advisory: DoD Support for the Relocation of Afghan Nationals at Camp Atterbury, Indiana (DODIG-2022-070)


Publicly Released: March 11, 2022

The purpose of this management advisory is to provide officials responsible for receiving, housing, supporting, and preparing Afghan evacuees for movement to their final resettlement location with the results from our site visit to Task Force Camp Atterbury, Indiana (TF CAIN) at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The team visited TF CAIN from November 1 through 5, 2021. We conducted the work on this project with integrity, objectivity, and independence, as required by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s Quality Standards for Federal Offices of Inspector General.

We conducted our review of TF CAIN operations at Camp Atterbury as part of the “Audit of DoD Support for the Relocation of Afghan Nationals (Project No. D2021-D000RJ-0154.000).” The objective of this audit is to determine whether the DoD adequately planned and provided support for the relocation of Afghan evacuees. The audit team visited Camp Atterbury to review housing and other facilities, security, medical care, and costs associated with the effort. Despite having limited time to plan for this massive effort, TF CAIN personnel housed and sustained Afghan evacuees. However, TF CAIN personnel did experience challenges, such as communicating with Afghan evacuees, tracking medical records, and addressing security incidents.

The 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment from Fort Hood, Texas, was the main unit supporting TF CAIN until October 23, 2021, when the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment from Fort Hood, Texas, replaced them. These units provided personnel, equipment, and supplies to support the effort.