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EDINBURGH, Ind. — Thousands of Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan will be housed at Camp Atterbury, Rep. Greg Pence said Tuesday.

“Today, I received confirmation that the Dept. of Defense has now authorized the use of Camp Atterbury, Ind., to provide temporary housing, sustainment, and support to Afghan evacuees,” Pence said in a Tweet.

Over the coming week, Camp Atterbury will prepare for the arrival of approximately 5,000 people, according to Pence.

U.S. Northern Command estimates that Camp Atterbury will reach “initial operational capability” in the next few days, Pence said.