The 101st Airborne Division is safeguarding precious aircraft due to the severe weather created by Hurricane Isaac.
The local post will be temporarily housing eight MC-130E Combat Talon I aircraft from the Air Force Reserve’s 711th Special Operations Squadron, 9-19th Special Operations Wing from Duke Field, Florida.
Airfield Commander, Gene Glascock says it is not uncommon for other services such as the Air Force to use Campbell Army Air Field as a stopping point, refueling point or a place to temporarily hold equipment, Fort Campbell is always capable and ready to assist our military partners when called upon.
This is the first time during this year’s hurricane season aircraft have come to Fort Campbell to wait out a storm.
The local military installation is capable of housing more than 200 aircraft at a time from other installations.