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Beale pilots honor healthcare workers

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A formation of T-38 Talons flyover Beale Air Force Base, California, as they prepare to conduct a flyover to local medical facilities May 9, 2020. The flyover was Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pilots distance themselves while going over the flight briefing before takeoff at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 9, 2020. Planning, coordination and procedures are fine tuned in order to successfully to conduct a formation flyover to local medical facilities apart of Beale's contribution to the Air Force’s Salute campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic.

T-38 Talons taxi to the runway to takeoff from Beale Air Force Base, California, to conduct a formation flyover to local medical facilities May 9, 2020. The flyover was Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic.

T-38 Talons taxi to the runway to takeoff from Beale Air Force Base, California, to conduct a formation flyover to local medical facilities May 9, 2020. The flyover was Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A T-28 Talon takes off from Beale Air Force Base, California, and will conduct a formation flyover to local medical facilities May 9, 2020. The flyover was Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A formation of T-38 Talons flyover Beale Air Force Base, California, as they prepare to conduct a flyover to local medical facilities May 9, 2020. The flyover was Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Beale Air Force Base, Calif. --

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s a perfect opportunity to salute all of our first responders and medical professionals and anybody else that are on the front lines battling COVID-19," said Col. Andy Clark, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander.

T-38 Talons are useful part of the mission at Beale Air Force Base, with the companion training program, it allows U-2 pilots to keep training and flight hours current.