Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Move of Keesler C-130Js delayed

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- The Air Force Reserve will delay the move of C-130Js from Keesler Air Force Base to Pope Field, N.C. The movement of planes from 815th and 345th airlift squadrons was originally scheduled for Oct. 1, but has been delayed until April 2014 and could be further delayed until Oct. 2014, according to Keesler. In addition to the loss of aircraft, the 815th Airlift Squadron and its active duty partner, the 345th Airlift Squadron, are also on the chopping block. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, the Hurricane Hunters, is not affected. (Source: Sun Herald, 08/13/13) Previous