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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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