INDIANA (WEHT) – Governor Eric Holcomb along with the Indiana National Guard and federal authorities are preparing to wind down what was called “Operation Allies Welcome” at Camp Atterbury.

Governor Holcomb held a news conference on Monday morning to discuss how they are planning to wrap things up at Camp Atterbury. More than 7,000 evacuees from Afghanistan have been processed through Camp Atterbury on their way to new lives in the U.S.

“Hoosiers were ready,” said Indiana Representative Greg Pence. “Whether it was members of the Indiana National Guard, or the countless neighbors across our community who donated items for the evacuees, Hoosiers proved their ready hospitality.”

More than 700 of the refugees are expected to call Indiana home. Camp Atterbury was the leading resettlement location in the country for receiving donations for evacuees.