The Oklahoma Air National Guard 138th Fighter Wing flew four F-16 jets over numerous hospitals Thursday afternoon.

“This is our way of showing our gratitude and thanks to all of the doctors, nurses, medical staff and first responders who are selflessly and tirelessly working to keep Oklahoma safe and healthy during this pandemic,” Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, adjutant general for Oklahoma, said in a release. “Thank you for your service to the people of our great state, and for showing how strong Oklahoma can be when we are all working together.”

See photos from the flyover in Tulsa here

Chief Photographer

Tom joined the Tulsa World in 1988 after being an intern and graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma. He lived in Saudi Arabia before graduating from Broken Arrow High School. He is married to Karen Gilbert and has three grown children.

Photo Editor

John has worked for the Tulsa World since 2006. He previously worked at The Oklahoman and newspapers in Shawnee, Edmond and Enid in Oklahoma. He graduated from UCO with a journalism degree.

Staff Photographer

Matt joined the Tulsa World in 2007 after graduating from Oklahoma State University. He is a third-generation Cowboy. Before joining the photography staff, Matt was a reporter on the breaking news beat.