Military Moving Aircraft Out Of Hurricane Irene's Path

Eastern Carolina military installations are taking no chances with Hurricane Irene.

At Seymour Johnson Air Force Base dozens of jets are being moved to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. The 78 jets include F-15E Strike Eagles and KC-135R Stratotankers.

As the jets are being moved to safety the base says the 5,000 people stationed at Seymour Johnson are getting ready for possible high winds, and flooding.

It's not the first time the jets have taken refuge at Barksdale. When Hurricanes Floyd, Bonnie and Bertha struck Eastern Carolina the jets from the Goldsboro base also when there.

In Jacksonville, Marines are moving aircraft from the New River Air Station. Those include V-22 Ospreys, AH-1W Super Cobra Helicopters, CH-53-E Super Stallion Helicopters and the
UH-1N Huey Helicopters.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 at 07:39 PM
    This is always standard procedure. They are dealing with some expensive hardware.
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