WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - For the fourth time in the past six weeks, McConnell Air Force Base is relocating aircraft due to severe weather.

McConnell’s KC-135R Stratotanker and KC-46A Pegasus aircraft will be relocating to other military bases Saturday because of the severe weather that is forecasted for the Wichita area later in the day and into Sunday morning.

The move is being done to protect the aircraft from potential damage, but also preserve the 22nd Air Refueling Wing’s capability to support its worldwide aerial refueling and airlift mission.

The remaining aircraft, undergoing various phases of maintenance, along with a range of flightline vehicles and equipment, are being stored in hangars.