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Air Force delays moving 10 C-130Js from Keesler

BILOXI, Miss. -

(AP) - Air Force Reserve Command headquarters has announced a delay of plans to move 10 C-130Js from Keesler Air Force Base to Pope Airfield, N.C.

Keesler officials said in a news release Tuesday received by the Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/123278g) the movement of planes from 815th and 345th airlift squadrons was scheduled for Oct. 1, but has been delayed until April, and could be further delayed until October 2014.

A base news release said the aircraft are being used primarily for tactical airlift missions locally and overseas.

The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters, is not scheduled to lose aircraft or personnel under the proposal.

Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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