May 22, 2020 5:39 PM

First Infantry Division and Fort Riley will salute the Flint Hills' front line COVID-19 responders

Posted May 22, 2020 5:39 PM

The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will salute regional healthcare workers with a flyover Wednesday, May 27, thanking them for their continued support of Irwin Army Community Hospital and the Fort Riley community.

According to a release from the Fort Riley Public Affairs Office,  the flyover features three U.S. Army HH-60M Medical Evacuation Black Hawk helicopters. Commonly known as "MEDEVACs" and operated by the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, the helicopters will follow this route and schedule:

11:00 a.m. Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley

11:05 a.m. Geary Community Hospital, Junction City

11:40 a.m. St. Francis Campus & Stormont Vail, Topeka

12:05 p.m. Ascension Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan

12:10 p.m. Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley

Residents are asked to observe the flyovers from their homes and not travel to the respective hospitals to witness the aircraft. 

The HH-60M helicopter provides aerial medical support and ambulatory patient transport services to military operations within the U.S. in support of civil authorities and to global military operations. On Wednesday, the participating flight crews and Irwin Army Community Hospital providers honor the front line workers and other essential personnel battling COVID-19 outbreak.