Air Force, National Guard To Honor Healthcare Workers With Flyover

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Barksdale Air Force Base and Louisiana Air National Guard pilots are scheduled to fly over medical facilities in New Orleans and Baton Rouge on May 1st.

Officials say the honor is to express gratitude for all healthcare professionals, essential employees, and volunteers in the fight against COVID-19 as part of the Air Force Salutes program.

The flyover will include two B-52 Stratofortresses assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing and F-15 Strike Eagles from the 159th Fighter Wing based at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, which will pass over New Orleans and Baton Rouge on Friday.

Residents of Baton Rouge can expect to see the same aircraft above their city at approximately 12 p.m.

All residents are encouraged to follow strict social distancing guidelines and refrain from gathering in large viewing groups.

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