Ohio air base sheltering military aircraft from storm

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton is providing shelter for military aircraft leaving the south because of Hurricane Irma.

Close to two dozen planes are expected to land at the base between 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Friday.

The base says the planes include six F-15's from the 125th Fighter Wing out of Jacksonville, Florida, Air National Guard base and eight P-8's and six P-3's from the Patrol Squadron Thirty out of Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

The base says it's also expecting three C-17's from the 437th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina.

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