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Edwards AFB to conduct flyover for front-line health care workers

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Posted at 8:07 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 11:07:28-04

Edwards Air Force Base will conduct a flyover today in Eastern Kern County and L.A. County in order to honor front line health care workers helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The flyover is our way of showing our gratitude to health care workers, first responders and others on the frontlines in our combined fight against COVID-19,” said Col. Matthew Higer, commander, 412th Test Wing. “We wish everyone to stay safe and healthy during these times and for those that are affected, a speedy recovery.”

“The flyover will utilize excess flight time on one of the Wing’s mission essential sorties and will fly over the following locations beginning at approximately 11 a.m.: the Lancaster City Hall and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster Station on Lancaster Blvd., Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices, Antelope Valley Hospital, Palmdale City Hall and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Palmdale Station and Palmdale Regional Medical Center before returning to Edwards.”

Residents in these areas will be able to see the flyover from the safety of their homes and should maintain all social distancing guidelines during this event and should also refrain from traveling to landmarks, hospitals and gathering in large groups to view the flyover.

Call the 412th Test Wing Public Affairs Office, Edwards Air Force Base, (661) 277-3510 or (661) 494-2204 for more information.