Press Release | June 29, 2021

Update on withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan June 28, 2021

USCENTCOM

TAMPA, Fla.  –  

June 29, 2021
Release Number 20210629-05
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Update on withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan June 28, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. - U.S. Central Command provides the following update on the orderly and responsible withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, as of 10 a.m. on June 28, 2021.

Since the President's decision, the DoD has retrograded the equivalent of approximately 896 C-17 loads of material out of Afghanistan and have turned nearly 15,943 pieces of equipment to the Defense Logistics Agency for disposition. The 15,943 pieces of equipment comprise almost entirely federal excess personal property. Most of this equipment is not defensive articles or considered to be major equipment.

Also, the U.S. has officially handed over six facilities to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. We anticipate additional transfers of bases and military assets in the future which will support the ANDSF/GIRoA as they work to stabilize and defend their nation.

U.S. Central Command estimates that we have completed more than 50% of the entire retrograde process.

NOTE: For operational security and to preserve force protection, we will not be updating the specific percentage of the exit process going forward.