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CNAL Squadrons HURREVAC to Various Locations

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS190829-14
Release Date: 8/29/2019 7:33:00 PM

From Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven (CPRW-11) and Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 have ordered aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville to set Sortie Condition Alpha and evacuate as Hurricane Dorian heads toward Florida's Atlantic Coast.

A total of six squadrons assigned to Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (CNAL) will began to evacuate Aug. 30 to locations throughout Navy Regions Southeast and Mid-Atlantic for safe haven. Additionally, squadrons will move aircraft unable to evacuate inside hangars for the duration of the storm.

Sortie Condition Alpha indicates destructive weather conditions are expected within 24 hours, and initiates the execution for all ships and squadrons able to get underway.

The "Red Lancers" of VP-10, the "War Eagles" of VP-16, the "Tridents" of VP-26, the "Pro's Nest" of VP-30, the "Pelicans" of VP-45, and the "Broad Arrows" of VP-62 will depart NAS Jacksonville.

Additionally, Commander, Navy Region Southeast ordered all Navy installations in the Mayport area to set Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness Three (III), meaning sustained destructive winds of greater than 50 knots associated with a tropical system are expected within 48 hours.

All personnel and their families should review their Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) account at https://navyfamily.navy.mil, as well as review hurricane checklists and evacuation plans in the event an evacuation is necessary. Service members are encouraged to discuss evacuation and reporting requirements with their chain of command and family members.



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