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Photos: 106th Rescue Wing honors health care workers during flyover

In a tribute to health care workers on Long Island, members of the Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach conducted a flyover across Suffolk County on Friday to salute health care, essential workers and first responders dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three aircraft participated in Friday’s salute: an HC-130J Combat King II search and rescue plane and two HH-60G Pave Hawk search and rescue helicopters.

The tribute began with a flyover at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital before flying over Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport and Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead around 1 p.m. It then continued west.

A crowd of hospital employees gathered on the front lawn at PBMC Friday afternoon to watch the flyover. See more photos in the gallery above.

106th Rescue Wing Salute Long Island Flyover B-roll

The New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing shows appreciation for frontline workers battling the COVID-19 Pandemic, with a flyover across Long Island, N.Y., May 15, 2020. The flight featured one of the wing's HC-130J Combat King II search and rescue aircraft and two HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters, flying in formation as part of the Air Force Salutes, nationwide program. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Senior Airman Sean Madden, Tech Sgt. Matt Infante and Maj. Michael O’Hagan)

Posted by 106th Rescue Wing on Friday, May 15, 2020