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The Green - October 8, 2021

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The August evacuation Afghan refugees and U.S. personnel from Afghanistan was a massive undertaking. Operation Allies Refuge is considered the largest noncombatant evacuation operation in history

And Dover Air Force Base played a role with 3rd Airlift Squadron flying more than 90 missions to help transport over 7,000 passengers and some cargo.

Capt. Travis Parrott and Senior Airman Duncan Copley were among those involved and this week offer their firsthand accounts.

Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne interviews Capt. Travis Parrott and Senior Airman Duncan about Dover Air Force Base's involvement in Operation Allies Refuge.

When the U.S brought tens of thousands of refugees here from Afghanistan in August, many families, including ten here in Delaware, arrived with almost nothing, seeking a better life.

What’s next for these refugees? Each story is different – but Delaware Public Media’s Roman Battaglia recently got some insight from Sadiq, a former Afghan interpreter who fled his country in 2017 and came to Delaware.

Delaware Public Media's Roman Battaglia brings us the story of Sadid, an Afghan refugee who arrived in Delaware in 2017.

The ongoing redevelopment of Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood – known as REACH Riverside - is making strides.  And the project’s pace is poised to accelerate after receiving just over to $26 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds this week

Contributor Larry Nagengast offers an update on where things stand now and what’s next on project timeline.  He also has more on REACH Riverside’s efforts to help nearby Ida flood victims.

Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne and contributor Larry Nagengast discuss the REACH Riverside project and its progress.

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