The U.S. Air Force and Navy are teaming up this Tuesday (April 28) to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The collaborative American Strong salute includes the Navy’s Blue Angels and Air Force’s Thunderbirds. The two demonstration teams will fly over New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia beginning at 12 p.m. EST.
“We’re excited to fly over cities across America as our way of saying thanks to the healthcare workers, first responders, and all the people who selflessly run into the breach working to keep America strong,” said Gen. Dave Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Adm. Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations. “This is also our way of showing that we are all in this together and that America’s spirit will prevail.”
The Blue Angels are based at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida while the Thunderbirds are based at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Use the social media hashtag #AmericaStrong for more details.