Air National Guard F-15s Salute Medical Workers

Credit: Daniel Dreifuss

Four F-15s saluted Santa Barbara’s medical workers in a roaring fly-by at 11:49 a.m. as about 70 workers at Cottage hospital gathered to watch from atop the parking lot. Many first responders and others gathered in the courthouse clocktower and on the top level of downtown parking structures to view the quick-moving formation.

The Eagle fighter jets are part of a 15-city tour by the California Air National Guard, which departed their Fresno base at 10 a.m. for the two-hour trip. The jets cruised by Santa Barbara, on their way to the next crowd awaiting them in Bakersfield.

Photo: Daniel Dreifuss

As a free weekly community newspaper, we must evolve and grow in order to stay relevant and thrive in the digital space. If our reporting on the Santa Barbara community matters to you, we hope you will join us in securing a strong future for journalism in our region by supporting the Independent through a digital subscription to Breaking news, critical content, and our print publication will always remain free, but your support will allow us to create even more consistent, quality, independent journalism.


Please note this login is to submit events or press releases. Use this page here to login for your Independent subscription

Not a member? Sign up here.