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SC Military Preparing for Hanna

Military installations across the Carolinas are making preparations for tropical weather approaching the Southeast.


Associated Press
Published: September 3, 2008

Marines at Parris Island and soldiers at the Army’s Fort Jackson basic training facility in Columbia are moving their recruit graduation ceremonies up a day because of Tropical Storm Hanna. Several thousand family members are expected to attend the ceremonies.

At the Charleston Air Force Base, the Air Force Ball has been rescheduled from Saturday to Sept. 27.

A Marine spokesman says an installation in Georgia is ready to take Parris Island’s remaining 7,000 recruits.

In North Carolina, nearly 80 F-15E Strike Eagles and three aerial tankers from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, and four C-130 transport planes from Pope Air Force Base are being sent to Ohio to ride out the storm.