Tinker AFB moves aircraft to other installations

The Associated Press - May 20, 2019 11:53 am

Planes undergoing maintenance and overhaul are shown at Tinker Air Force Base. KC-135R Stratotankers in various stages of overhaul on the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center flight line March 9, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. OC-ALC is responsible for maintenance, repair and overhaul of the entire C-135 fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A U.S. Air Force base in Oklahoma has moved aircraft to other military installations and is recommending staff don’t come to work in anticipation of storms expected to batter the state.

A spokesman says planes at Tinker Air Force Base were moved to other bases over the weekend. He declined to discuss specifics of the aircraft’s movements.

The base outside Oklahoma City remains open, but nonessential staff were given leave to stay home Monday as the region braces for storms forecasters say could bring hail, flooding and wind gusts of up to 80 mph.

 

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