Air Force flyover Friday salutes area nurses, doctors

The flyover, was expected around 2 p.m., but delayed 2 hours due to weather

Air Force flyover to salute area nurses, doctors

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - To honor the men and women on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19, the Little Rock Air Force Base tipped its wings over Jonesboro Friday afternoon.

On Friday, May 8, the 19th Airlift Wing and the 913th Airlift Group flew over several hospitals from one side of the state to the other.

They flew over several hospitals in Region 8, including Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Arkansas Continued Care Hospital, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

The flyover, according to the base, was to express Team Little Rock’s “heartfelt thank you to our Arkansas first responders and healthcare workers.”

A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to our Arkansas #firstresponders and #healthcareworkers. Little Rock AFB salutes your dedication...

Posted by Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. on Friday, May 8, 2020

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