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La. Guard to perform flyovers across state, hospitals

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 09:30:05-04

The Louisiana Army National Guard’s State Aviation Command will conduct a flyover of hospitals in the state.

The flyovers will be over Slidell, Hammond, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport and Monroe area hospitals to honor first responders and healthcare professionals who have been working the front lines of the COVID-19 response.

The aviators are set to send four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to fly over the hospitals in each region on July 1, 2020.

They are scheduled to be in the Slidell and Alexandria areas at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Hammond area at approximately 11:10 a.m., the Lafayette and Monroe areas at approximately noon, the Lake Charles area at approximately 1:40 p.m. and the Shreveport area at 2:30 p.m.

The helicopters are scheduled to pass over Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell, St. Tammany Health System in Covington, North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe and Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport.

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