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Seymour Johnson AFB repositions aircraft in preparation for Hurricane Florence

Team Seymour repositions for Hurricane Florence

An Airman from the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron readies an F-15E Strike Eagle for relocation in preparation for Hurricane Florence, Sept. 12, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Aircraft were relocated to Barksdale AFB, La., as a precautionary measure to avoid severe weather associated with Hurricane Florence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shawna L. Keyes)

Team Seymour repositions for Hurricane Florence

Several F-15E Strike Eagles prepare to take off as a precautionary measure to avoid severe weather associated with Hurricane Florence, Sept. 12, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. More than 50 aircraft were repositioned to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shawna L. Keyes)

Team Seymour repositions for Hurricane Florence

A KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 916th Air Refueling Wing takes off as a precautionary measure to avoid severe weather associated with Hurricane Florence Sept. 12, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. More than 50 aircraft were repositioned to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, to avoid potential damages that may be caused by Hurricane Florence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Derry)

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.”

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