Aisha recuperated at the U.S. base for more than two months. The U.S. military helped transport her to the secret shelter in Kabul, where she has remained until now.
"I am going to America," she said last week, dressed in vibrant pink for her last day in the country.
With a suitcase containing her most precious things -- her prayer rug, a pair of sparkly new shoes and brightly colored new clothes -- Aisha, 18, kissed, hugged and bid farewell to the women of the shelter.
She said Zubaida Hasan, a young woman also at the shelter, had told her the Grossman Burns Center was a good place to go. Seven years ago, Hasan made the same journey to California after she was horribly disfigured by scorching oil at the age of 9.
"When I first went, it was hard for me, too," Hasan said. "I was scared and then I made some friends over there. They are good people and there are Afghans too living there."