The US Navy Blue Angels and Airforce Thunderbirds will pay tribute to US healthcare workers with flyovers across the nation, including Michigan, on Wednesday.

Operation America Strong honors healthcare workers who have been fighting the COVID-19 battle on the frontline since March.

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Although the flight path over Michigan has not yet been determined, service members are expected to target areas of the country which have been hit hardest by the coronavirus.

Operation America Strong will feature six F-16C/D Fighting Flacon and six F-18C/D Hornet aircraft, according to the US Airforce Thunderbirds' website.

“We are truly excited to take to the skies with our Navy counterparts for a nation-wide tribute to the men and women keeping our communities safe.” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbird 1 and mission commander for the flyover. “We hope to give Americans a touching display of American resolve that honors those serving on the frontline of our fight with COVID-19.”

The video below is from 2018 when the Blue Angels put on a show for a packed crowd at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City.


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