Jets moving to Indiana base ahead of Hurricane Joaquin

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at 12:45 AM EDT shows a cold front pushing off of the Eastern Seaboard. This cold front still lingers through the Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast and will be the focus for areas of rain and downpours. This front will slow down and become a stationary front over the next day and will interact with tropical moisture from Hurricane Joaquin. Heavy rain and flooding will affect the Mid-Atlantic. Joaquin currently has sustained winds of 120 miles an hour and is forecasted to make landfall along the East Coast sometime late Sunday into Monday. Joaquin is a dangerous storm and will have to be monitored closely over the next several days as the forecasted path can vary greatly. High pressure will be in control over the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley where fair weather can be expected. (NOAA/Weather Underground via AP)

PERU, Ind. (AP) — More than three dozen Air Force jets are being moved to northern Indiana’s Grissom Air Reserve Base ahead of Hurricane Joaquin possibly hitting the East Coast.

Grissom officials said Thursday that the 34 F-22 and eight T-38 jets are being transferred from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia. About 100 military personnel are coming to Grissom from the Virginia base as part of a pre-arranged plan to provide shelter during strong storms.

Grissom commander Col. Doug Schwartz says the base works on its shelter plan each hurricane season and is ready to house the jets and personnel.

The 1st Fighter Wing from Langley-Eustis also sent planes to the base about midway between Indianapolis and South Bend during a 2011 storm.

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