ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The 932nd Airlift Wing at Scott Air Force Base conducted a flyover salute to honor frontline medical workers.
The Air Force Reserve C-40C aircraft took off at noon from to begin its salute to six medical centers in the St. Louis-area. The Boeing 737 is used to transport members of congress, foreign heads of state, and other dignitaries.
The first flyover was Belleville Memorial Hospital, where the workers were thrilled.
The C-40C flew on to honor the workers at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois, Memorial East Hospital in Shiloh, and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. On the Missouri side of the river, Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, workers were shown appreciation. The final flyover of the day was Jefferson Barracks Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Twenty-four members of the unit from Scott Air Force Base have been mobilized to help with COVID-19 nationally. The Air Force said the flyover salute was conducted at no additional cost to the taxpayer and is accomplished in conjunction with regularly scheduled training.