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WCBC will broadcast C-17 fly over at UPMC Western Maryland

May 12th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The 167th Airlift Wing will honor front line COVID-19 responders Wednesday with a flyover of hospitals in the region as part of the Department of the Air Force’s Operation American Resolve. WCBC will bring you live coverage from UPMC Western Maryland beginning at 10 a.m. 

A 167th AW C-17 Globemaster III aircraft will fly over Berkeley Medical Center, Martinsburg, West Virginia; Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown; War Memorial Hospital, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia; UPMC Western Maryland; Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, West Virginia; Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, West Virginia; Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Romney, West Virginia; Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia; Jefferson Medical Center, Ranson, West Virginia; and the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The flyover, part of a nationwide salute to those supporting COVID-19 response efforts, is intended to lift morale due to the health and economic impacts of the pandemic. The flyover will serve as training for 167th AW pilots and is conducted at no additional cost to taxpayers.

The flyover will begin at 10 a.m. with about 5 to 10 minutes between each location. It will conclude by 11 a.m. The C-17 will circle each location once before flying on to the next location.

Residents are asked to maintain social distancing guidelines during th event and should refrain from traveling to the hospitals and gathering in groups to view the flyover.

4 Responses to “WCBC will broadcast C-17 fly over at UPMC Western Maryland”

  1. May 12, 2020 at 3:51 pm, Beth said:

    It would have been great if this had been published before the event took place. It would have been nice to watch.

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    • May 12, 2020 at 7:54 pm, Chris said:

      > It takes place tomorrow, Wed., the 13th

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    • May 13, 2020 at 8:54 am, WCBC Radio said:

      > The event is today, Wednesday, May 13th.

      Reply

  2. May 12, 2020 at 6:59 pm, JJ Tater said:

    Today is Tuesday… What does the first sentence say?
    While the gesture is nice, I reckon tax dollars could be better spent elsewhere.

    Reply

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