KC-135 Stratotankers moving to McConnell ahead of Irma

11 KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, have evacuated to Wichita ahead of Irma.

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. (KSNW) – McConnell is welcoming 11 KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, after they evacuated due to the threat posed by Hurricane Irma.

Irma, which is currently a Category 5 hurricane, threatens a large part of the United States’ east coast.

MacDill is evacuating aircraft as a precaution to ensure no harm comes to them.

“The safety of our Airmen and aircraft is paramount,” said Col. April Vogel, 6th Air Mobility Wing commander, MacDill AFB.


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