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Little Rock AFB accepts military aircraft in response to Hurricane Michael

Aircraft land on a runway.

An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to Moody Air Force Base, Ga.,, taxis to a parking spot after landing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. as a C-130J from the 19th Airlift Wing takes off, Oct. 9, 2018. Aircraft and personnel were evacuated as a precaution to protect them from Hurricane Michael. The A-10, commonly referred to as the Warthog, has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin)

Aircraft land on a runway

An AC-130U Spooky gunship assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., taxis to a parking spot after arriving at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Oct. 8, 2018. Aircraft and personnel were evacuated as a precaution in preparation for Hurricane Michael. The gunships are primarily used for close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)

Aircraft land on a runway.

A C-146A assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., taxis to a parking spot after landing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Oct. 8, 2018. Aircraft and personnel were evacuated as a precaution in preparation of Hurricane Michael. The C-146A is a twin-engine, high-wing aircraft equipped with a configurable cabin capable of various passenger and cargo combinations, as well as casualty evacuation missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)

Aircraft land on a runway.

Multiple A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., taxis to a parking spot after landing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Oct. 9, 2018. Aircraft and personnel were evacuated as a precaution to protect them from Hurricane Michael. The A-10, commonly referred to as the Warthog, has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

Little Rock Air Force Base received various aircraft and personnel Oct. 8 - 9, 2018, Hurlburt Field, Florida, and Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, ahead of the projected landfall of Hurricane Michael.

AC-130J Ghostriders, AC-130U Spooky gunships, MC-130H Combat Talon IIs, and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs are bedding down at Little Rock AFB until the potential for bad weather ends.

The aircraft relocated as a precaution to the the expected landfall of Hurricane Michael along the Florida Panhandle and East Coast.

The relocation to Little Rock AFB ensures aircraft and aircrews from those installations are out of harm’s way until they can safely return to their home station.

“While this move is precautionary, our doors are always open to ensure Airmen and Air Force assets remain safe during inclement weather such as this,” said Col. Gerald Donohue, 19th Airlift Wing commander.