Monday, August 27, 2012

Military aircraft flee Isaac

Military units in the Southeast are preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac, which may become a hurricane before it makes landfall along the Gulf Coast Tuesday. Aircraft from the 919th Special Operations Wing have relocated from Duke Field, Fla., to Fort Campbell, Ky.; the 325th Fighter Wing is sending its F-22 fighters from Tyndall Air Force base, Fla., to Sheppard Air Force Base, Kan.; the 403rd Wing is relocating its WC-130Js, including the Hurricane Hunters, from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., to Ellington Field, Texas. (Source: American Forces Press Service, 08/26/12) The Pensacola News Journal also reported planes from Naval Air Station Pensacola were being moved away from the region.