F-16s from Holloman Air Force Base flew across Southern New Mexico Friday, May 15, as part of the “Air Force Salutes” campaign to honor workers who have been on the front line of the battle against the coronavirus since early March.

“All the front line workers, from doctors and nurses to truckers and grocery store clerks, are the true heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Col.Joseph Campo, 49thWing commander, via statement. “I’m honored to offer a gesture to acknowledge their sacrifice and salute them for their selfless service while inspiring the nation to remain strong."

Many across the Borderland whipped out their phones to take a quick pic or video of the fighter aircraft as they buzzed the skies of Las Cruces, Roswell, Ruidoso, Cloudcroft, and Alamogordo. Check some of them out below.


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