Maine National Guard flyover to honor healthcare, essential workers

The Maine National Guard will honor the state’s coronavirus health care workers and other essential personnel with a flyover.The flyover will take place Tuesday over several Maine communities. The weather looked perfect with bright sunshine forecast.The flyover will be conducted by a KC-135 aircraft from the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor.This event is part of Operation American Resolve, a nationwide salute to those supporting COVID-19 response efforts.”The entire Maine National Guard is honored to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the healthcare workers and first responders who are working on the front lines to combat COVID-19. We are also deeply grateful for those essential personnel diligently working to keep our shelves stocked and families supplied,” said Maj. Gen. Douglas Farnham, Maine’s adjutant general.The Guard said the flyover will provide training hours for aircrews and will be conducted at no additional cost to taxpayers.People who live along the flight path should maintain social distancing guidelines during this event.A tentative timeline of the flyover is below:Farmington: 10:30 a.m.Androscoggin Mill in Jay: 10:33 a.m.Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston: 10:40 a.m.Scarborough Veterans Home: 10:58 a.m.Maine Medical Center in Portland 10:59 a.m.Bath Iron Works: 11:06 a.m.Togus VA Medical Center: 11:13 a.m.Maine General in Augusta: 11:14 a.m.Houlton Regional Hospital: 11:51 a.m.Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle: 12 p.m.Loring: 12:05 p.m.St John River Valley: 12:09 p.m.Northern Maine Medical Center: 12:21 p.m.Millinocket Regional Hospital: 12:45 p.m.Bangor Veterans Home: 12:58 p.m.Eastern Maine Medical Center: 12:59 p.m.St. Joseph’s Hospital: 1 p.m.

The Maine National Guard will honor the state’s coronavirus health care workers and other essential personnel with a flyover.

The flyover will take place Tuesday over several Maine communities. The weather looked perfect with bright sunshine forecast.

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The flyover will be conducted by a KC-135 aircraft from the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor.

This event is part of Operation American Resolve, a nationwide salute to those supporting COVID-19 response efforts.

“The entire Maine National Guard is honored to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the healthcare workers and first responders who are working on the front lines to combat COVID-19. We are also deeply grateful for those essential personnel diligently working to keep our shelves stocked and families supplied,” said Maj. Gen. Douglas Farnham, Maine’s adjutant general.

The Guard said the flyover will provide training hours for aircrews and will be conducted at no additional cost to taxpayers.

People who live along the flight path should maintain social distancing guidelines during this event.

A tentative timeline of the flyover is below:

  • Farmington: 10:30 a.m.
  • Androscoggin Mill in Jay: 10:33 a.m.
  • Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston: 10:40 a.m.
  • Scarborough Veterans Home: 10:58 a.m.
  • Maine Medical Center in Portland 10:59 a.m.
  • Bath Iron Works: 11:06 a.m.
  • Togus VA Medical Center: 11:13 a.m.
  • Maine General in Augusta: 11:14 a.m.
  • Houlton Regional Hospital: 11:51 a.m.
  • Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle: 12 p.m.
  • Loring: 12:05 p.m.
  • St John River Valley: 12:09 p.m.
  • Northern Maine Medical Center: 12:21 p.m.
  • Millinocket Regional Hospital: 12:45 p.m.
  • Bangor Veterans Home: 12:58 p.m.
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center: 12:59 p.m.
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital: 1 p.m.