BAFB to host military aircraft as Hurricane Florence zeroes in on the East Coast

BAFB host military aircraft evacuating Hurricane Florence

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, LA (KSLA) - Barksdale Air Force Base is set to host a large number of military aircraft this week to avoid potential damage from Hurricane Florence.

Aircraft relocation is part of a standard precautionary plan in place for military installations to ensure the safety and security of high-value assets.

Some of the aircraft arrived on base as early as Tuesday afternoon.

Aircraft and airmen from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrive to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., for a hurricane evacuation Sept. 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lillian Miller)
Aircraft and airmen from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrive to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., for a hurricane evacuation Sept. 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lillian Miller) (Airman 1st Class Lillian Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs)
Aircraft and airmen from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrive to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., for a hurricane evacuation Sept. 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lillian Miller)
Aircraft and airmen from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrive to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., for a hurricane evacuation Sept. 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lillian Miller) (Aviators arrive at BAFB to escape Hurricane Florence)

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