MacDill AFB accepts aircraft in response to Offutt AFB flooding
6th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
/ Published March 20, 2019
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --
Five RC-135 Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft assigned to the 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, relocated here over the weekend due to rising floodwaters at Offutt.
The relocation to MacDill AFB ensures the aircraft remain out of harm’s way until they can safely return to their home station.
The RC-135s support theater and national level consumers with near real time on-scene intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities.
Offutt is the training base for the 55th Wing’s 29 reconnaissance jets and four E-4B Nightwatch airborne command-and-control aircraft, and also hosts U.S. Strategic Command.
See the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint fact sheet here