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La National Guard will conduct hospital flyovers today

Posted at 7:40 AM, Jul 01, 2020

The Louisiana Army National Guard’s State Aviation Command is set to conduct a flyover of Slidell, Hammond, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Shreveport and Monroe area hospitals.

The helicopters are expected to fly over Lafayette General Medical Center at noon on Wednesday, July 1.

The flyovers will be to honor first responders and healthcare professionals who have been working the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.

The aviators are scheduled to send four UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to fly over the hospitals in each region. They are scheduled to be in the Slidell and Alexandria areas at approximately 11 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 1:30 p.m. and the Shreveport area at 2:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, National Guard released two graphics with a mapped are of where the helicopters will be flying.

The helicopters are scheduled to pass over Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell, St. Tammany Parish Health System and North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, St. Patrick’s Hospital and Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles, Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital and Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, and Ochsner LSU Health and Willis-Knighton Health System in Shreveport.

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