Kan. Air Base Moves Tankers Because Of Hail Risk

By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita is relocating 16 aerial refueling tankers because a series of storms could pelt the area with hail.

** File ** In this Feb. 10, 2009 file photo, Air Force KC-135 planes are seen on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base. After more than 50 years as the military's gas station in the sky _ and a decade of attempts to replace it _ the KC-135 is showing its age. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita is
relocating 16 aerial refueling tankers because a series of storms
could pelt the area with hail.
Base spokeswoman, Lt. Jessica Brown, said Saturday that the
KC-135 Stratotankers were being moved to Grand Forks Air Force Base
in North Dakota.
She described the relocation as a precaution, noting the planes
would be costly to fix.


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