The Missouri Air National Guard is scheduled to conduct a B-2 stealth bomber salute to COVID-19 essential workers in Mid-Missouri!
Mid-Missourians should look up Friday evening (05.08) to see B-2 bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base flying overhead to salute frontline and essential workers!
The flyovers are part of an Air Force-wide effort to honor first responders as they battle the COVID-19 pandemic, said Col. Ken Eaves, commander of the 131st Bomb Wing.
“We greatly appreciate the selfless service and sacrifices of our medical professionals and other COVID-19 essential workers,” Eaves said. “As Guardsmen, we’ve been honored to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these incredible professionals. Currently, hundreds of Missouri Air and Army National Guardsmen are mobilized to support these efforts.”
Among the cities scheduled in the flight path are Columbia and Jefferson City!
The tentative schedule of the flyover for Mid-Missouri:
5:43 p.m. – Columbia
6 p.m. – Jefferson City
Times are subject to change.
The Missouri Air National Gaurd encourages residents to follow social distancing guidelines and avoid gathering in large viewing groups.
According to the press release, Flyovers are fully functional training missions, designed to maintain the readiness of Air Force pilots and maintainers. They are conducted at no additional cost to taxpayers and are incorporated into existing flying schedules.