About Us

Our organization is comprised of highly trained and experienced professionals who have previously or are currently serving in Afghanistan. Our team includes veterans, intelligence specialists, medical professionals, refugee organizers, and advocates. We work with a network of trusted partners and NGOs who have also committed themselves to not sit idly by while so many lives are in jeopardy.

Because of the sensitive nature of our operations, and for the safety of our team and those we are rescuing, we are choosing not to post the names of our staff. If you need help or have questions, please contact us.

How we got here

After 20 years, America’s war in Afghanistan officially ended on August 31, 2021. Our withdrawal from the country left Americans trying to return to the United States and thousands of Allies who were promised a life of freedom and safety if they supported our military. These individuals and their families are now at grave risk and desperately seeking help. Operation Recovery is committed to helping our fellow citizens and allies in any way we can during this unprecedented and historical disaster.

“During our many journeys into the fray. We wise and grizzled Afghanistan veterans have already seen the elephant. All I ask is that you care for the families of the fallen, applaud the young heroes for their valor, and give celebration to our rescued Americans. Give a welcome reception to our friends, and allies, for they will someday become our fellow citizens. We must be prepared to demonstrate all the rights, responsibilities, protections, and shared values that come with being an American citizen.

The members of Task Force Pineapple will continue to work in the shadows, so we may be the light to those still in the darkness.


We will never stop, “Honoring the Promise!”

De Oppresso Liber!”

— Zac R. Lois