A KC-135 from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas refuels a B-2 Spirit from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 30, 1999. (photo by Rose Reynolds/USAF)
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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 earlier.
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.
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