Seymour Johnson AFB repositions aircraft in preparation for Hurricane Florence
4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 13, 2018
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AFNS) --
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base repositioned approximately 60 F-15E Strike Eagles from the 4th Fighter Wing and six KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 916th Air Refueling Wing Sept. 12, 2018, to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.
The repositioning is a precautionary measure to avoid potential damage to resources as a result of Hurricane Florence. Dare County Bomb Range and the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area have been prepared in anticipation of Florence.
Several Seymour Johnson AFB personnel are being mobilized to assist with the relocation.
Additionally, the base is providing any support needed for Airmen and their families to ensure they're prepared and safe in the eventuality that Florence affects this region.
“The safety of our Airmen and their families is our number one priority,” said Col. Donn Yates, 4th FW commander. “We continue to remain vigilant in preparation for Hurricane Florence and we are planning for all potential outcomes. I would like to take this time to thank everyone for their flexibility and taking care of our people, base and community.”