Air Force repositions jets to Wright-Patt ahead of Arthur

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Airman 1st Class Brittany A. Chase, File)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE (WDTN) – Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is playing host to dozens of military jets riding out Hurricane Arthur.

Four KC-135R Stratotankers and more than 50 F-15E Strike Eagles were repositioned from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina ahead of Arthur’s arrival.

Arthur was expected to pass over or near North Carolina and its Outer Banks sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

Military officials said the movement was a precautionary measure to avoid potential damage from high winds associated with the storm.

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