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YARS provides shelter from the storm for east coast 130s

YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION, Ohio -- Five North Carolina-based C-130s and their aircrews seeking refuge from Hurricane Irene turned up on the flightline here, August 26, 2011. Four C-130Hs from Air Force Reserve Command's 440th Airlift Wing, based at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina and one C-130J from Elizabeth City Coast Guard Station, North Carolina were evacuated to YARS as a precautionary measure to prevent damage to the aircraft as the U.S. eastern coast braced for Hurricane Irene to make landfall this weekend. For more information about Hurricane Irene, visit the NOAA website using this link: http://www.noaawatch.gov/2011/tc_at09.php. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
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