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'This is a small way of showing our gratitude for the big sacrifices that our health care workers, emergency responders, and so many others have made.'

COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON MILITARY DEPARTMENT - Oregon Air National Guard will salute local health care workers with a Friday morning flyover, May 8.Oregon's Air National Guard will salute local health care providers with a Friday morning, May 8, flyover by F-15 Eagle fighter jets.

Oregon's 142nd Wing in Portland will do the flyover in the northern Willamette Valley.

"This is a joint effort to demonstrate support and give thanks to health care workers, first responders, and other essential workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 response; the goal is to unite all Oregonians during this time," said Stephen Bomar, director of Public Affairs for the Oregon Military Department.

"We are honored to pay tribute to everyone who has served on the frontlines during this pandemic," said Oregon Air National Guard Commander Brig. General Donna Prigmore. "This is a small way of showing our gratitude for the big sacrifices that our health care workers, emergency responders, and so many others have made. We thank all of you."

The flyover schedule:

9:11 a.m. Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Gresham.

9:12 a.m. Vibra Specialty Hospital of Portland.

9:12 a.m. Adventist Medical Center, Portland.

9:13 a.m. Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center, Clackamas.

9:13 a.m. Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, Oregon City.

9:15 a.m. Providence Milwaukie Hospital.

9:15 a.m. OHSU Towers, Portland.

9:16 a.m. Providence Portland Medical Center.

9:16 a.m. Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Portland.

9:17 a.m. Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland.

9:17 a.m. OHSU Hospital, Portland.

9:17 a.m. Shriners Hospitals for Children, Portland.

9:17 a.m. VA Portland Health Care System, Portland.

9:18 a.m. Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Tualatin.

9:19 a.m. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland.

9:20 a.m. Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center, Hillsboro.

9:21 a.m. Tuality Community Hospital, Hillsboro.

10:20 a.m. Providence Hospital, Newberg.

The Air Force Salutes flyover plan also includes flyovers from the United States Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team, which are scheduled to fly over the Pacific Northwest in late May.

All passes are about 1,500 feet above ground level at about 400 mph airspeed.


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