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Little Rock AFB accepts military aircraft in response to Hurricane Irma

A U-28A assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., taxis to a parking spot after landing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Sept. 8, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Aircraft and personnel were evacuated from various military installations as a precaution to protect them from Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Rhett Isbell)

A U-28A assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., taxis to a parking spot after landing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Sept. 8, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Aircraft and personnel were evacuated from various military installations as a precaution to protect them from Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Rhett Isbell)

Members from Hurlburt Field, Fla., do final checks on their U-28A aircraft after landing Sept. 9, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

Members from Hurlburt Field, Fla., do final checks on their U-28A aircraft after landing Sept. 9, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Category 4 Hurricane Irma threatens a large part of the U.S. East Coast. Aircraft along the potential path are evacuating as a precaution to ensure the least amount of damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin)

A PC-12 assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., taxis behind the follow truck to a parking spot after landing Sept. 9, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

A PC-12 assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., taxis behind the follow truck to a parking spot after landing Sept. 9, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Aircraft and personnel were evacuated from various military installations as a precaution to protect them from Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin)

A U-28A assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., taxis past C-130Js to a parking spot after landing Sept. 9, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

A U-28A assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., taxis past C-130Js to a parking spot after landing Sept. 9, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The U-28A provides a manned fixed wing, on-call/surge capability for improved tactical airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) in support of special operations forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stacia Zachary)

Service members from Hurlburt Field, Fla., perform final checks before disembarking from a CV-22 Osprey aircraft Sept. 8, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Category 4 Hurricane Irma threatens the eastern seaboard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

Service members from Hurlburt Field, Fla., perform final checks before disembarking from a CV-22 Osprey aircraft Sept. 8, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Category 4 Hurricane Irma threatens the eastern seaboard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

Service members from Hurlburt Field, Fla., execute final landing checks on a CV-22 Osprey aircraft after landing Sept. 9, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. This versatile, self-deployable aircraft offers increased speed and range over other rotary-wing aircraft, enabling Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews to execute long-range special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

Service members from Hurlburt Field, Fla., execute final landing checks on a CV-22 Osprey aircraft after landing Sept. 9, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. This versatile, self-deployable aircraft offers increased speed and range over other rotary-wing aircraft, enabling Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews to execute long-range special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

A CV-22 Osprey, along with other aircraft assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., is parked on the flightline after landing Sept. 9, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The aircraft is capable of extremely accurate navigation due to the fully integrated navigation systems with dual inertial navigation systems and global positioning system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

A CV-22 Osprey, along with other aircraft assigned to Hurlburt Field, Fla., is parked on the flightline after landing Sept. 9, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The aircraft is capable of extremely accurate navigation due to the fully integrated navigation systems with dual inertial navigation systems and global positioning system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --
Little Rock Air Force Base is receiving various aircraft and their crews assigned to multiple military installations along the east coast in preparation for Hurricane Irma, Sept. 9, 2017.

Personnel from Hurlburt Field, Florida, along with U-28As, CV-22 Ospreys, MC-130H Combat Talon II’s and other aircraft are bedding down here until the potential for bad weather is over.

Category 4 Hurricane Irma, with a potential of increasing to a Category 5, threatens a large part of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and aircraft along the potential path are relocating as a precaution to ensure the least amount of damage.

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.

“Our military weather professionals continue to monitor Hurricane Irma,” said Col. Christopher Lambert, 19th Airlift Wing vice commander,” “We stand ready to support our brothers and sisters in arms and our thoughts and prayers are with the communities affected by the storm.”

Additionally, leadership announced Little Rock AFB is standing by to deploy any assets needed if ordered to the recovery and aid in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s destruction.

More information will be released as Hurricane Irma progresses. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LittleRockAirForceBase/
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