Monday, August 27, 2012

Eglin jets being moved

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Eglin pilots will move aircraft out of the local area ahead of Hurricane Isaac. Ten F-16's will be going to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., and 9 F-15s will be headed to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N. C. The F-35 fighters will stay put because the fighters' hangars can withstand a Category 4 hurricane, according to the Air Force Times. Other military aircraft also have left or are also leaving the region. In a related matter, a building dedication that was scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled because of the weather threat. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 08/27/12)