Around the Web: You’ve heard of Air Force one — now meet Marine One

by | Aug 2, 2017

President Donald Trump travels aboard Marine One en route to Dover Air Force Base. President Trump made an unannounced trip on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, to honor the returning remains of a U.S. Navy SEAL, Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, who was killed during a raid in Yemen on January 29, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Air Force One is a specially fitted Boeing 747 for the exclusive travel of the President of the United States and his close aides,  to locations around the world. In times of war, the president boards Air Force One and remains airborne until the crisis tides. The aircraft has a special command centre. If necessary, the president can direct a strategic attack in warfare — or issue commands to launch nuclear missiles — from this airborne command centre. There is a Hollywood movie titled “Air Force One” starring Harrison Ford as the President of the United States.

There are two such planes in operation.

Now what about Marine One?

According to Wikipedia, Marine One is the call sign of any United States Marine Corps aircraft carrying the President of the United States. It usually denotes a helicopter operated by Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1 “Nighthawks”), either the large Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King or the newer, smaller VH-60N “White Hawk”. A Marine Corps aircraft carrying the Vice President has the call sign Marine Two.

I found some rare photos of Marine One here:


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Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist and editor based in Mumbai. He founded Digital Creed in 2015. A technology buff, former computer instructor, and software developer, Brian has 29 years of journalism experience (since 1994). Brian is the former Editor of CHIP India, InformationWeek India and CISO Mag. He has served India's leading newspaper groups: The Times of India and The Indian Express. Presently, he serves the Information Security Media Group, as Sr. Director, Editorial. You'll find his most current work on CIO Inc. During his career he wrote (and continues to write) 5000+ technology articles. He conducted more than 450 industry interviews. Brian writes on aviation, drones, cybersecurity, tech startups, cloud, data center, AI/ML/Gen AI, IoT, Blockchain etc. He achieved certifications from the EC-Council (Certified Secure Computer User) and from IBM (Basics of Cloud Computing). Apart from those, he has successfully completed many courses on Content Marketing and Business Writing. He recently achieved a Certificate in Cybersecurity (CC) from the international certification body ISC2. Follow Brian on Twitter (@creed_digital) and LinkedIn. Email Brian at: [email protected]
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