Air Force planes fly over area hospitals as a show of gratitude to front line workers


CLEVELAND (WJW) — Northeast Ohio looked to the sky Monday morning as some of the pilots from the Air Force Reserve made their way to Cleveland.

The fly over in the Cleveland area happened around 11:20.

The 910th Airlift Wing, based out of Youngstown, launched “Hercs Over America” which featured two C-130H Hercules aircraft.

They took flight to show gratitude to health care workers, essential employees and other first responders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“The 910th’s Reserve Citizen Airmen are proud to serve alongside the first responders and essential personnel in the COVID-19 response efforts. We are all in this together. These selfless Americans on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 remind us we can rise to meet any challenge with unrivaled spirit and commitment,” officials said in a press release.

Here are some of the medical facilities they visited throughout the morning:

  • The Cleveland VA Hospital
  • University Hospital Ahuja Medical Center – Beachwood
  • University Hospital Cleveland Main Campus
  • Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
  • Metro Health – Cleveland
  • Fairview Hospital – Cleveland. 

The aircraft made trips hospitals in Akron, Canton, Warren, Youngstown and Boardman.


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