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Tour of Wisconsin Army post reveals thankful, bored Afghans

Sep. 30, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

FORT MCCOY, Wis. (AP) — Reporters were given a glimpse Thursday of Afghan refugees' lives on a Wisconsin Army post, getting to see the new arrivals playing soccer with soldiers and toting groceries to the barracks where they're being housed as they wait for their new lives in America to...

Democratic leaders: Conditions improving for Afghan refugees

Sep. 26, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

FORT McCOY, Wis. (AP) — Democratic congresswomen from Wisconsin and Minnesota said they are encouraged about conditions for Afghans currently housed at an western Wisconsin base, though some of the refugees raised question about trauma-based care and cultural issues. ...

Nonprofits try to meet 'staggering' needs of Afghan refugees

Sep. 25, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a garage behind the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse, volunteers sort through donations for the thousands of evacuees from Afghanistan, now staying at Fort McCoy in Monroe County. Much of the work involves opening a mountain of Amazon and Target...

Investigation requested into any mistreatment at Fort McCoy

Sep. 16, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Reps. Gwen Moore and Ilhan Omar have asked the secretary of defense to investigate claims of possible mistreatment of Afghan refugees staying at Fort McCoy in western Wisconsin. Moore, of Wisconsin, and Omar, of Minnesota, wrote a...