Project DYNAMO rapidly forward-deployed in August 2021 prior to the American withdrawal of Afghanistan and the subsequent Taliban takeover on 30 August.
The team conducted dozens of operations during the mass evacuation. When the U.S. Military withdrew, thousands of allies, Green Card holders, and American Citizens were left behind in the clutches of the Taliban. This is when DYNAMO was truly born. On 26 September 2021, just over three weeks after the Taliban took control, Project DYNAMO conducted a daring operation landing the first charter aircraft in Kabul, rescuing 117 Americans.