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908th uses Weather Evacuation as a Training Opportunity

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The planes temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The aircraft temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The planes temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The aircraft temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The planes temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The aircraft temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Patrick Mills watches the return of one of the 908th Airlift Wing's C-130 Hercules. The planes temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Patrick Mills, the Maintenance Operations Officer for the 908th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, watches the return of one of the 908th Airlift Wing's C-130 Hercules. The aircraft temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The planes termporarliy relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The aircraft temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The planes termporarliy relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The aircraft temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The planes temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The aircraft temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Goldberg)

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The planes temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

C-130's from the 908th Airlift Wing return to Maxwell Air Force Base. The aircraft temporarily relocated earlier last week as part of the weather evacuation plan. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. --

As severe weather throughout the country headed towards Maxwell Air Force Base last week, the 908th Airlift Wing leadership team decided it was in the best interest of the wing to execute the weather evacuation plan for some of the 908th’s C-130s to a location outside the path of the coming storms.

Various mission sets from across the wing came together quickly, in some cases only having a couple hours to accomplish the evacuation. After the storm passed, the wing was able to spin up again to receive the aircraft back at Maxwell, which included a 5 ship formation that executed a tactical arrival prior to landing.

The 908th took advantage of the weather situation and found a way to execute valuable large formation training.