WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Refueling aircraft from McConnell Air Force
Base and the Kansas National Guard are being moved out of the state
because of the risk of severe weather.
The Kansas adjutant general's office said in a news release that
four KC-135 air refueling aircraft from the guard's 190th Air
Refueling Wing at Forbes Field in Topeka were flown Saturday to
Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. The release said three other
aircraft are being sheltered in hangars to protect them from the
large hail that has been forecast.
Other aircraft from the 190th Air Refueling Wing were deployed
Meanwhile, McConnell spokeswoman, Lt. Jessica Brown, announced
Saturday that the 16 KC-135 Stratotankers were moved from the
Wichita base to Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota.