Air Force planes were transferred to Minot Air Force Base in violent Oklahoma
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, ND — Aircraft from an Air Force base in Oklahoma have been temporarily moved to Minot Base as a precaution, following a series of extreme weather conditions in the center from Oklahoma.
A storm system created multiple tornadoes that moved through parts of Oklahoma and Texas, damaging property and causing flooding.
A spokesperson for Minot Air Force Base said four E-3 sentries from Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma County, Okla., were dispatched to Minot.
Tinker Air Force Base reiterated that this was a temporary move and sent the following statement to Your News Leader:
“It is standard practice that we temporarily move Air Force assets out of harm’s way in severe weather and secure them to other bases until the threat has passed. The 552nd Air Control Wing remains the headquarters of the Mighty E-3 Sentry, Air Warning and Control System (AWACS).
According to The Associated Press, no serious injuries were reported during Wednesday night’s storms in Oklahoma.
Air Force officials said the move was part of normal weather relocation plans to mitigate damage. In August 2020, B-52 Stratofortress bombers stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana were temporarily moved to Minot due to Hurricane Laura.
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