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Encyclopedia > Marine One
Marine One lifting off of the White House south lawn.
Marine One lifting off of the White House south lawn.
President George W. Bush surveys the damage to Enterprise, Alabama from Marine One after the February-March 2007 Tornado Outbreak.
President George W. Bush surveys the damage to Enterprise, Alabama from Marine One after the February-March 2007 Tornado Outbreak.
President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan board Marine One in 1987.
President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan board Marine One in 1987.

Marine One is the call sign of any United States Marine Corps aircraft carrying the President of the United States. It usually denotes one of 19 helicopters operated by the HMX-1 "Nighthawks" squadron, either the large VH-3D or the newer, smaller VH-60N Whitehawk. Both are due to be replaced by the VH-71 Kestrel, a derivative of the AgustaWestland EH101. A Marine Corps aircraft carrying the Vice President is designated Marine Two. Source: http://www. ... Source: http://www. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... 1Time from first tornado to last tornado 2Most severe tornado damage; see Enhanced Fujita Scale The February-March 2007 Tornado Outbreak was a tornado outbreak across the southern United States that began in Kansas on February 28, 2007. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 401 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (495 × 740 pixel, file size: 73 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 401 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (495 × 740 pixel, file size: 73 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) http://www. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the fortieth President of the United States (1981 – 1989) and the thirty-third Governor of California (1967 – 1975). ... Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921) is the widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan and was an influential First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... The presidential seal is a well-known symbol of the presidency. ... A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors consisting of two or more rotor blades. ... Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1), The Nighthawks, based at Marine Corps Air Facility, Quantico, Virginia, is responsible for the helicopter transportation of the President of the United States, Vice President, Cabinet members and VIPs. ... The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King (company designation S-61) is a twin-engined anti-submarine warfare (ASW)helicopter. ... The Sikorsky S-70 is a medium-lift military helicopter family manufactured by Sikorsky. ... The VH-71 Kestrel is a variant of the the AgustaWestland EH101 which is being developed to replace the United States Marine Corps Marine One Presidential transport fleet. ... The AgustaWestland EH101 is a medium-lift helicopter for military applications but also marketed for civil use. ... Seal of the office of the Vice-President of the United States The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President. ...

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History

The first use of helicopters for presidential transport was in 1957, when Dwight D. Eisenhower traveled on an H-13 Sioux. This early aircraft lacked the "creature comforts" found on its modern successors, such as air conditioning and toilets. Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower, born David Dwight Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American General and politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953–1961). ... Bell 47G Bell 47J The Bell 47 was the first helicopter to be certified for civil use in May 1947. ...


In 1958, the H-13 was replaced by the H-34, and in 1961 by the Sea King. Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sikorsky H-34 Choctaw (also known as the Sikorsky S-58) was a military helicopter originally designed for the US Navy for service in the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) role. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Until 1976 the Marine Corps shared the responsibility of helicopter transportation for the president with the US Army. Army helicopters used the call sign Army One while the president was on board. Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Current operations

Marine One is sometimes the preferred alternative to motorcades, which can be expensive and logistically difficult. The controlled environment of a helicopter also adds greatly to the safety factor. Motorcade for the British Queen Elizabeth II in Koblenz 1964 A motorcade is a procession of cars carrying VIPs, especially political figures. ...


More than 800 Marines supervise the operation of the Marine One fleet, which is based in Quantico, Virginia, but is more often seen in action on the South Lawn of the White House, or at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. At Andrews, it is sometimes used to connect to Air Force One for longer journeys. Wherever Marine One flies, it is met on the ground by at least one Marine in full dress uniform (most often two with one acting as an armed guard). In his final days of office, while flying over and landing in a remote area near the Grand Canyon, President Bill Clinton found a Marine waiting on the rock ready to salute him.[1] Marine aviators flying Marine One do not wear regular flight suits during flights, but rather the Marine Officer Blue Dress (Delta) uniform. Quantico, Virginia is in Prince William County, 23 miles north-northeast of Fredericksburg, Virginia, near Dumfries and Stafford along Highway 619. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... Emblem of the AFDW Andrews Air Force Base (ICAO code KADW) is a United States Air Force base near Washington, DC and the home base of the U.S. presidential aircraft, Air Force One. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... For other uses, see Air Force One (disambiguation). ... Evening light falls on view of Bright Angel Point (to left) just West of the Grand Canyon Lodge on North Rim The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... A flight suit worn by an SR-71 Blackbird pilot, now in an Air Force museum. ...


Marine One is always transported (as is the president's limousine known as Cadillac One) wherever the president travels, within the U.S. as well as overseas. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Presidential Limousine. ...


As a security measure, Marine One always travels in groups with identical helicopters, sometimes as many as five. One helicopter carries the president, while the others serve as decoys for would-be assassins on the ground. Upon take-off these helicopters begin to shift in formation (sometimes referred to as a Presidential shell game) regularly to keep the location of the President secure. Also, Marine One reportedly is equipped with standard military anti-missile countermeasures such as flares to counter heat-seaking missiles and chaff to counter radar-guided missiles. To add to the security of Marine One, every member of HMX-1 is required to pass a Yankee White background check before touching any of the helicopters used for presidential travel. A shell game is performed with bottle caps on a cardboard box, on Fulton Street in New York City The Conjurer by Hieronymus Bosch. ... A Lockheed MC-130 releasing 2x1 Inch MTV decoy flares A (decoy) flare is an aerial countermeasure to counter an infrared-guided surface-to-air missile (SAM) or air-to-air missile (AAM). ... Modern US Navy RR-129 and RR-124 chaff countermeasures and containers Chaff, originally called Window by the British, and Düppel by the WWII era German Luftwaffe, is a radar countermeasure in which aircraft or other targets spread a cloud of small, thin pieces of aluminium, metallised glass fibre... Yankee White is a security clearance given in the United States for personnel working with the President. ... Background check is a generic term for the process of acquiring information on an individual through third-party services, government organizations and private individuals in the hopes of making a determination on the future actions of an individual based on past actions. ...


VH-3/VH-60 replacement

Main article: VH-71 Kestrel

The current helicopters have aging airframes, having entered service with HMX-1 in 1962. Consequently, a replacement type is in production, with initial operational capability due by 2008 and full operational capability by no later than 2014. The VH-71 Kestrel is a variant of the the AgustaWestland EH101 which is being developed to replace the United States Marine Corps Marine One Presidential transport fleet. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2014 (MMXIV) will be a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The selected replacement is the AgustaWestland EH101, which will be produced by Lockheed Martin under license as the US101, with the military designation VH-71 Kestrel. The AgustaWestland EH101 is a medium-lift helicopter for military applications but also marketed for civil use. ... The VH-71 Kestrel is a variant of the the AgustaWestland EH101 which is being developed to replace the United States Marine Corps Marine One Presidential transport fleet. ...


External links

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  • Popular Science article on Marine One
  • Google Sketchup Model and Tour of New Marine One
  • Google Sketchup of the Sea King version of Marine One

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References

  • Order 7110.65R (Air Traffic Control) (English). Federal Aviation Administration (2007-03-14). Retrieved on 2007-05-01.
  1. ^ Speech by Bruce Babblitt

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