A KC-135 piloted by the Kansas Air National Guard communicates with Ascension Via Christi Hospital president Bob Copple, left, through a walkie-talkie being held by Col. James Wehrli as it flies near Ascension Via Christi Hospital on Tuesday. The guard honored healthcare and frontline workers through the flyover mission, Operation Kansas Strong. The pilot thanked Copple for his employees’ hard work during the fight against the coronavirus.