Military jets to cross county’s skies in salute to healthcare workers

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T-34 Mentor planes fly in formation during the opening ceremony of the French Valley Wings and Wine Air Show, Saturday, Nov. 9. Shane Gibson photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Two jets from March Air Reserve Base in Riverside will be overflying more than a dozen medical facilities throughout the Inland Empire a week from today as part of a nationwide salute that started last month to recognize frontline health care workers. The 90-minute flyovers from March are slated to get underway about 1 p.m. May 14, and willl involve a massive C-17 Globemaster III, which hauls cargo, and a KC-135 Stratotanker, which is an air-to-air refueling jet. Both planes and their crews — all Air Force reservists — are attached to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing. "These flyovers incur no additional cost to the taxpayer,'' according to a Wing statement. "Residents in the areas should be able to see the KC-135 and the C-17 from the safety of their homes." The h
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