Jets to conduct flyover over southern New Mexico on Friday

A formation of U.S. Air Force jets on Friday will conduct a flyover in southern New Mexico to show appreciation for healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel during the coronavirus pandemic.

Holloman Air Force Base officials said four F-16s from the base outside Alamogordo will fly over hospitals and other sites in Roswell, Ruidoso, Cloudcroft, Alamogordo and Las Cruces between 5;25 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Similar flyovers have been conducted around the country as part of a campaign called “ Air Force Salutes."

Col. Joseph Campo of the 49th Wing headquartered at Holloman said Friday's flyover is a gesture to acknowledge the sacrifices that people are making while performing service for their communities.