FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — The Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base received an aircraft in Hurricane Dorian’s path.

Hurricane evacuation pilot Lt. Kevin Gordon flew the P-8 aircraft in from Jacksonville, Florida Saturday morning.

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“Lots of tax payer dollars tied up in these aircrafts and we have to protect those national assets,” Gordon said.

Residents on the east coast are in a similar boat — they’re protecting their goods and avoiding detrimental impact. But as the storm approaches Georgia and South Carolina, more military aircrafts could also make way to North Texas.

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Commander Pat Coffey is known as the ‘air boss.’ And as the air operations officer, he told CBS 11 News that hurricane evacuation is a safe haven for military aircraft every year from natural disasters.

Officials are now tasked with making real-time assessments with aircraft pertinent to the nation’s security.

From P-3s to C-40s to F-15s, there is space and safety from the category 4 storm right here in Fort Worth

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“After we get the all-clear from back home and normal operations are stood back up, we’ll Depart Naval Fort Worth for Jacksonville,” Gordon said.