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“Operation America Strong” The USAF Thunderbirds and USN Blue Angels Salute New York’s and Philadelphia’s Health Care Workers and First Responders

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The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, honored frontline COVID-19 first responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia on April 28, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Hicks/Released)

”Operation America Strong” The USAF Thunderbirds and USN Blue Angels Salute New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania COVID-19 Health Care Workers and First Responders

In a show of national solidarity, the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will conduct a series of multi-city flyovers over the next two weeks. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Ned T. Johnston

28 April 2020

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An Armed Forces Salute to First Responders

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Photo by Lt. Aaron Hicks/Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, honored frontline COVID-19 first responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia on April 28, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Hicks/Released

Formation flying in the skies over North America is not as common as it was a few decades ago. Formations always command a sense of awe and respect as the pilots present picture-perfect symmetry and mastery of control over their aircraft. A formation flyover at a ceremony or special event carries significant solemnity and emotion that makes it very special...

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America Strong – My Timeline to the First Big Event in the Northeast

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The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” and U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron “Blue Angels” fly over New York City, New York, April 28, 2020. The flyover was part of America Strong; a collaborative salute from the Air Force and Navy to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cory W. Bush)

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” and U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron “Blue Angels” fly in formation together over the Eastern Seaboard, April 28, 2020...

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