PARAMUS, NJ - Locals were on hand to witness the state Air National Guard which flew over a vast outline of New Jersey on May 12 in a salute to workers who continue to be on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th Fighter Wing and a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 108th Wing offered a thunderous salute to medical workers from Sea Girt to Bergen County, including Bergen Community College in Paramus, just up the road from Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, also in Paramus, a hotspot for COVID-19 care and testing since early March.

Glen Rock resident Eileen Hillock was on hand to photograph the event at Bergen Community College.

The US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbirds performed a joint flyover above New York City, Trenton, Newark, and Philadelphia on April 28, to honor healthcare and essential workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Flyovers are expected to continue around the country under the name Operation America Strong.