Irene has NC military ready to move jets, events


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Submitted: Wed, 08/24/2011 - 3:41pm
Updated: Wed, 08/24/2011 - 3:43pm By:

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, NC (AP) — As Hurricane Irene churns up the East Coast, the Air Force in North Carolina is getting ready to move dozens of fighter jets and tankers out of harm’s way.

Staff Sgt. Heather Stanton at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base outside Goldsboro says forecasts for high winds are prompting officials to plan to move the installation’s F-15 fighter jets and KC-135 tankers to another site.

Stanton says the 5,000 military men and women at the installation are preparing for potential high winds, flooding and tornadoes.

At Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps spokesman Nat Fahy says a ceremony opening a new battle training center is being delayed because of Hurricane Irene. Fahy says it is unclear when the ceremony will be held.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

3 Comments

  • Hurricane-Irene says:

    Cause ya know I ain’t coming anywhere near by. It’s all overhype by the media. I’m gonna do what i always do look bad then never show up. Maybe ill visit the OBX a little but the rest of y’all just chill out

  • Guest says:

    I CERTAINLY HOPE YOU’R RIGHT. WON’T HURT MY FEELINGS ONE BIT, IF YOU ARE A NO SHOW.

  • Challengetheworld says:

    No one will listen to you because your intelligence void post yielded any information viable to the hurricane. Cautious preparation and patience is all you need to know. I’m pretty sure anything can happen with this storm. Although I do think the paranoia is un-necessary, some people haven’t experienced this before. So understanding is appreciated. Some folks truly do not know what to expect. This is Mother nature; anything is possible.

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