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Al Udeid Air Base - Lily Pad

Kabul NEO > Lily Pads > Al Udeid Air Base

The Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar has been used as a 'lily pad' or transit base by the Department of Defense to house Afghan evacuees on a temporary basis until they are moved to the United States. The evacuees are kept in Camp As Sayliyah while they are in Qatar.


References

Al Udeid Air Base - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Udeid_Air_Base

As Sayliyah Army Base - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_Sayliyah_Army_Base

Welcome Packet - Area Support Group - Qatar
https://www.usarcent.army.mil/Portals/1/Units/ASG%20Qatar/ASG-QA-Welcome-Packet.pdf


News Articles about A Udeid Air Base

September 15, 2021. "Camp As Sayliyah Exchange Rapidly Reopens to Serve Troops Supporting Afghan Guests", The Exchange Post.

September 4, 2021. "U.S. general says most of those evacuated from Afghanistan to Qatar are now in Europe , U.S.", Reuters.

August 28, 2021. "Forging futures: AUAB and Qatar relocate Afghanistan evacuees", DVIDS.

August 25, 2021. "AUAB supports Afghanistan evacuation efforts", U.S. Air Forces Central.

August 24, 2021. "Pentagon acknowledges 'terrible' conditions at Qatar base temporarily housing Afghan evacuees", CNN.com.

June 24, 2021. "Curtain falls on ASG-Qatar after three decades supporting readiness, resilience", 1st Theater Sustainment Command News.

June 4, 2013. "Camp As SAyliyah: A small camp with a big footprint.", Army.mil.


History of As Sayliyah Army Base

Camp As Sayliyah was a US Army base located in Al Sailiya, a suburb outside Doha, Qatar. The U.S. Central Command used the base as a transit location for material, equipment, and personnel bound to use in Afghanistan and Iraq. The base was established in 2000 and was closed in June 2021 with its mission moved to Area Support Group - Jordan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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