KBR Wins ISOA Global Impact Award 2022 for Unprecedented Humanitarian Effort

HOUSTON, June 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR) has received a 2022 Global Impact Award from the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) for its role in Special Afghan Immigrant Visa (SIV) and Resettlement Operations refugees (large business category) . ISOA is an organization that strategically engages the government and private sectors in support of stability and peace operations around the world. Ella Studersenior vice president of readiness and sustainment for KBR Government Solutions US, accepted the award on behalf of KBR at the ISOA Awards Dinner in Tysons, Virginia.

The award recognizes KBR for its unprecedented contribution to the humanitarian effort, known as Operation Allies Welcome (OAW), following the collapse of the Afghanistan government in August 2021. KBR contributed to this massive effort in two much-needed ways: the rapid deployment of vital infrastructure at nine sites in the United States and Europe to support approximately 58,000 displaced Afghans, and round-the-clock coordination and assistance of Afghan SIV requests.

Through its support to the U.S. Northern and European Commands under the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Civil Logistics Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) contract and the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Emergency Services Contract (GCSC) , KBR has built infrastructure equivalent to small towns on sites untouched by military installations. in the United States and Europe to house displaced Afghans during the resettlement process. Not only did KBR provide basic food, shelter and life support, but also Halal meal options with culturally appropriate food preparation requirements, internet access, medical and dental services, transportation, laundry, morale and recreation services, and cultural assistance to help Afghans transition to life in the United States

“Even with our years of experience mobilizing at all times and deploying vital infrastructure to support the US government, this was a colossal undertaking,” shared Stuart Brady, Chairman and CEO of KBR. “I am extremely proud of the KBR team and our partners for their hard work and dedication to OAW. Winning the ISOA Global Impact Award 2022 is both a well-deserved and well-deserved achievement. And true to our commitment to Zero Harm, we fully restored the pristine sites at the end of the operation.”

KBR has also launched a huge coordinated effort to assist Afghan SIV requests. Internally, KBR has established a rapid response team comprised of employees from legal, human resources, records management, operations and communications specifically to respond to requests for employment verification letters so that former Afghan employees can apply for SIVs.

Byron Brightpresident of KBR Government Solutions, led an effort with his senior counterparts from other large companies operating in Afghanistan to help coordinate and expedite the industry response to this humanitarian effort.

“Over the years, KBR has hired thousands of Afghans, and we had an urgent responsibility to help them obtain the necessary paperwork to process their SIVs,” Bright said. “I have an immense sense of gratitude to everyone at KBR who has dedicated themselves to this effort and worked closely with the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department to provide over 8,300 employment records to treat Afghan SIVs. We know lives have been saved through this work.”

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