E-3s from Tinker AFB relocated to Minot AFB

Written by: 5th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
An E-3 Sentry assigned to Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma, also known as an airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, sits parked at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May 04, 2022, as a part of a precautionary relocation effort due to severe weather warnings around the state of Oklahoma. U.S. Air Force planners typically maintain plans to minimize the impact of severe weather to aircraft and infrastructure, helping prevent damage to national assets. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Josh W. Strickland

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — E-3 Sentries from Tinker Air Force Base relocated to Minot Air Force Base due to severe weather in the area of central Oklahoma.
The four aircraft and air crews moved to Minot Air Force Base as a part of normal weather relocation plans to mitigate the possibility of damage during a tornado watch at their home station.

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