South Carolina Air National Guard to Fly F-16 Jets Over S.C. Hospitals

An air-to-air right side view of three F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of three F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft

On Monday April 27, Swamp Fox fighter pilots of the South Carolina Air National Guard will pay tribute to healthcare workers and first responders who are risking their lives every day during the coronavirus battle. They will fly F-16 jets from the 169th Fighter Wing over various hospitals throughout South Carolina, specific locations TBA. Closely coordinated with the U.S. Air Force, this will be apart of the Air Force's Operations American Resolve, which is a movement to salute those on the frontlines of COVID-19.

This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the South Carolina heroes who are working on the front lines around the clock taking care of us during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Col. Akshai Gandhi, commander of the 169th Fighter Wing. “Look up on Monday morning and know your South Carolina Air National Guard is proud to serve with you. Our intent is to boost morale in our Great State.

South Carolina Air National Guard airmen and soldiers have also teamed up with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to deliver medical supplies to all 46 counties.

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