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Air Force Salute campaign

The four-ship formation of F-16 Vipers soar through the skies May 15 over southern New Mexico. The aircraft, from Holloman Air Force Base, executed a flyover across a region from Roswell, N.M. to Las Cruces, N.M. The flyover was part of the “Air Force Salutes” campaign, honoring front-line workers combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Brittany Trimble.)

Air Force Salute campaign

Col. Joseph Campo, 49h Wing commander, piloting the Wing’s F-16 Viper flagship, through the skies May 15 over southern New Mexico. The aircraft was part of a four-ship formation of F-16 Vipers from Holloman Air Force Base executing a flyover across the region. The flyover was part of the “Air Force Salutes” campaign, honoring front-line workers combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Brittany Trimble.)

Air Force Salute campaign

The four-ship formation of F-16 Vipers soar through the skies May 15 over Alamogordo High School in Alamogordo, N.M. The aircraft, from Holloman Air Force Base, executed a flyover across southern New Mexico. The flyover was part of the “Air Force Salutes” campaign, honoring front-line workers combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adrian Salazar)

Air Force Salute campaign

Col. Joseph Campo, 49h Wing commander, piloting the Wing’s F-16 Viper flagship, executes a banking maneuver May 15 in the skies over Alamogordo High School in Alamogordo, N.M. The aircraft was part of a four-ship formation of F-16 Vipers from Holloman Air Force Base executing a flyover across southern New Mexico. The flyover was part of the “Air Force Salutes” campaign, honoring front-line workers combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adrian Salazar)

Air Force Salute campaign

A formation of F-16 Vipers from Holloman Air Force Base performs a flyover May 15 in the skies over Alamogordo High School in Alamogordo, N.M. The flyover was part of the “Air Force Salutes” campaign, honoring front-line workers combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Adrian Salazar)

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A four-ship formation of F-16 Vipers from Holloman Air Force Base soared through the skies across southern New Mexico May 15 in a special salute to the region’s COVID-19 frontline workers.

The salute, part of the “Air Force Salutes” campaign, was a way that Airmen were able to honor the healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential personnel for their selfless service, as well as share Holloman’s appreciation for its surrounding communities.

“Holloman understands some of the sacrifice that can go into protecting the health and welfare of America and the state of New Mexico,” said Col. Joseph Campo, 49th Wing and Holloman AFB commander. “It’s an honor to be able offer a gesture, saluting the essential workers’ sacrifice and selfless service, and acknowledging the continued partnership and support from the community as a whole. The true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic are all the front-line workers, from doctors and nurses to truckers and grocery store clerks.”

The flyover stretched across southern New Mexico from Roswell to Ruidoso through Cloudcroft and Alamogordo to Las Cruces.

COVID frontline workers have maintained essential services during the novel coronavirus pandemic, staffing grocery stores and driving crucial deliveries. Health care professionals have tested more than 130,000 people in New Mexico and handled nearly 6,000 cases of the virus since the outbreak began.

Holloman’s salute to these dedicated professionals was one small way America’s Airmen could show their appreciation to those who defend the health and wellbeing of their families and friends.

                

 

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