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Wyo Air National Guard to flyover Casper on Friday afternoon to salute healthcare heroes

A Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 is pictured in an undated photo. (Courtesy Wyoming Air National Guard)

CASPER, Wyo. – The  Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing will be flying over Wyoming cities on Friday in honor of the state’s healthcare workers.

According to a release issued on Tuesday, the Air National Guard will “present a two-ship C-130 flyover” of each hospital around the state.

It starts in Wheatland at 9:15 a.m. and ends in Cheyenne at 3:15 p.m.

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They are expected to fly over Casper’s Wyoming Medical Center, Wyoming Behavioral Institute, Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Summit Medical Center starting at 2:25 p.m.

“We salute all those, both around the state of Wyoming and across the nation who have sacrificed so much to serve on the frontlines of this pandemic,” said Col. Justin Walrath, 153rd Airlift Wing commander and pilot, WYANG, in the release. “It’s truly an honor for the men and women of the Wyoming Air National Guard to provide a ‘thank you’ to the first responders, medical professionals, and essential personnel providing support at this time.”

The full schedule for the flyovers is below:

  • 9:15 Platte County Memorial Hospital Wheatland
  • 9:25 Community Hospital Torrington
  • 9:35 Niobrara Health and Life Center Lusk
  • 9:55 Weston County Health Services New Castle
  • 10:05 Crook County Hospital Sundance
  • 10:20 Campbell County Memorial Hospital Gillette
  • 10:30 Johnson County Healthcare Center Buffalo
  • 10:40 Sheridan Memorial Hospital Sheridan
  • 10:40 Sheridan VA Health Care System Sheridan
  • 10:55 Washakie Medical Center Worland
  • 11:05 South Big Horn County Hospital Basin
  • 11:10 North Big Horn Hospital Lovell
  • 11:20 Powell Valley Healthcare Powell
  • 11:25 Cody Regional Health Cody
  • 11:45 Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital Thermopolis
  • 11:55 SageWest Health Care-Riverton Riverton
  • 12:00 SageWest Health Care-Lander Lander
  • 12:15 SCRHD Pinedale Pinedale
  • 12:20 SCRHD, Marbleton Marbleton
  • 12:35 St. Johns Medical Center Jackson
  • 12:50 Star Valley Health Afton
  • 1:05 South Lincoln Medical Center Kemmerer
  • 1:15 Wyoming State Hospital Evanston
  • 1:15 Evanston Regional Hospital Evanston
  • 1:35 Aspen Mountain Medical Center Rock Springs
  • 1:35 Memorial Hospital Sweetwater County Rock Springs
  • 2:00 Memorial Hospital of Carbon County Rawlins
  • 2:25 Wyoming Medical Center Casper
  • 2:25 Wyoming Behavioral Institute Casper
  • 2:25 Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital Casper
  • 2:25 Summit Medical Center Casper
  • 2:35 Memorial Hospital Converse County Douglas
  • 3:00 Ivinson Memorial Hospital Laramie
  • 3:15 Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Cheyenne
  • 3:15 Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center Cheyenne


The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:


What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: covid@cnchd.org


  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.