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  • National Geographic On Board Marine One

    02/02/2016 12:48:51 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 25, 2013 | National Geographic
    National Geographic On Board Marine One
  • Obama Shares His Umbrella

    05/19/2015 12:49:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    ABC News clip on youtube ^ | 5-18-15 | unattributed
    After helicopter lands on the south lawn of the White House site. Two females share President Barack Obama's umbrella - Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and White House deputy chief of staff Anita Breckenridge.
  • Did President Obama Forget to Salute?

    05/24/2013 8:58:20 AM PDT · by don-o · 110 replies
    ABC ^ | May 24, 2013
    Video at link
  • President Obama takes a helicopter tour of New York to view Sandyīs devastation

    11/15/2012 1:05:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/12 | Meghan Keneally
    President Obama praised the resilient New York attitude and the efforts of rescue workers during his talk after touring areas of Queens and Staten Island that were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.ĎIīm very proud of you, New York. You guys are tough you bounce back,í he said while visiting New Dorp Beach in Staten Island. After a brief helicopter tour of Queens- passing over particularly devastated areas like Rockaway Beach and Breezy Point- they arrived in Staten Island where they examined the damage by foot.
  • Unexpected Detour: Marine One Forced to Land (Fredrick, MD.... No bad weather)

    09/02/2011 4:38:52 PM PDT · by Oiao · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 2, 2011 4:16pm EST | Mary Bruce
    In a highly unusual maneuver, President Obamaís 30 minute flight to the Presidential mountain retreat at Camp David this afternoon was diverted to an undisclosed landing near Frederick, Maryland and a motorcade assembled to drive him to the nearby site. White House press secretary Jay Carney tells ABC News a ďbad weather callĒ was made before the President and his younger daughter Sasha even boarded the aircraft.
  • U.S. Aerospace is Back and Wants to Offer Chinese Chopper as New Marine One

    02/05/2011 9:28:18 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 31 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | 2/4/2010 | Defense Tech
    In case you didnít see this earlier, U.S. Aerospace is back. You know, the shady company that was disqualified from bidding in the Air Forceís $35 billion KC-X contest with Antonov-based designs. Now theyíre apparently teaming with Chinaís state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation to bid on the Marinesí VXX presidential helicopter replacement effort. Apparently, theyíre going to offer Chinaís knock-off of the half century-old Super Frelon (pictured above) as a replacement for the half century-old Sea Kings that are currently flown as Marine One. Yup, this one will go far. Letís see how they get disqualified from bidding this time.
  • Costly new Marine One faces veto

    07/30/2009 11:14:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies · 666+ views
    Politico ^ | July 30, 2009 | Jen Dimascio
    Fresh off its victory removing F-22 fighter jets from a Senate defense bill, the White House is girding for another legislative battle over funding for new presidential helicopters to replace its existing, decades-old fleet. Neither President Barack Obama nor Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to buy the VH-71 presidential chopper, which has more than doubled in cost from $6 billion to an estimated $13 billion for a contingent of 23. ďIf the final bill were to include funds that continue the existing VH-71 program or would prejudge the plan to re-compete the presidential helicopter program, the presidentís senior advisers would...
  • Alameda native first woman to fly president's helicopter

    07/21/2009 4:45:06 AM PDT · by csvset · 32 replies · 2,714+ views
    AP via Oakland Tribune ^ | 07/20/2009 | Darlene Superville
    <p>WASHINGTON ¬ó Jennifer Grieves wanted independence, exposure and something she could be proud of when she joined the Marine Corps. She got all that, and more ¬ó including a place in history as the Ô¨Ārst woman to pilot Marine One, the president's helicopter.</p>
  • An entourage more royal than the Queen's (In case you missed this one.)

    06/17/2009 4:52:44 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 26 replies · 1,324+ views
    Scripps News ^ | 3/31/2009 | Dale McFeatters
    The heads of government in London for the G-20 summit are discussing serious and weighty issues, which in time will be duly reported on, but right now the British press is entranced by the sheer size of President Obama's traveling entourage. And no wonder. Obama arrived with 500 staff in tow, including 200 Secret Service agents, a team of six doctors, the White House chef and kitchen staff with the president's own food and water. And, according to the Evening Standard, he also came with "35 vehicles in all, four speech writers and 12 teleprompters." For sure, our president is...
  • Obama ó Our Green Hypocrite-in-Chief

    04/28/2009 6:39:09 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 8 replies · 711+ views
    FoxNews ^ | April 27th, 2009 | Talya Emery
    According to a CBS News article on April 22, President Obamaís flights on Earth Day ó two on Air Force One and four on Marine One ó consumed about 9,000 gallons of fuel. My first reaction to this news was that it was much ado about nothing, a scoop about as significant as the price tag on Sarah Palinís campaign attire. But upon reflection, I realized these 9,000 gallons reflect a hypocrisy, endemic to globetrotting politicians and celebrities fighting climate change, more serious than what we generally expect from our public figures. What is 9,000 gallons of fuel? This quantity...
  • Obama Security Breached: Schematics for ĎMarine Oneí Found at Iranian IP Address (video)

    03/01/2009 2:21:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 1,777+ views
    WPXI-TV ^ | March 1, 2009
    "We found a file containing entire blueprints and avionics package."
  • Report: Pennsylvania Company Discovers Marine One Security Breach

    03/01/2009 5:14:19 AM PST · by metmom · 16 replies · 1,154+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Sunday, March 01, 2009 | FOX NEWS
    A Pennsylvania company that monitors peer-to-peer file-sharing networks discovered a potentially serious security breach involving President Obama's helicopter, Marine One, NBC affiliate WPXI in Pittsburgh reported. Sensitive information about Marine One was reportedly found by Tiversa employees at an IP address in Tehran. Tiversa CEO Bob Boback said a defense contractor in Bethesda, Md., had a file sharing program on one of their systems that contained highly sensitive blueprints for Marine One and financial information about the cost of the helicopter.
  • Iran Stole Marine One Specs

    02/28/2009 11:30:05 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 35 replies · 2,560+ views
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 28, 2009 | CNET Tech News
    An Internet security company claims that Iran has taken advantage of a computer security breach to obtain engineering and communications information about Marine One, President Barack Obama's helicopter, according to a report by WPXI, NBC's affiliate in Pittsburgh. Tiversa, headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pa., reportedly discovered a security breach that led to the transfer of military information to an Iranian IP address, according to WPXI. The information is said to include planned engineering upgrades, avionic schematics, and computer network information. The channel quoted the company's CEO, Bob Boback, who said Tiversa found a file containing the entire blueprints and avionics...
  • Local Company Discovers Threat To Obama's Security (Info About Presidentís Helicopter Found In Iran)

    02/28/2009 6:19:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1,940+ views
    wpxi.com ^ | Feb. 28, 2009
    PITTSBURGH -- Target 11 has learned a Cranberry company that monitors peer-to-peer file-sharing networks discovered what it said is a potentially serious security breach involving President Barack Obamaís helicopter. Tiversa employees found engineering and communications information about Marine One at an IP address in Tehran, Iran. Bob Boback, CEO of Tiversa, said, ĒWe found a file containing entire blueprints and avionics package for Marine One,which is the president's helicopter." The company was able to trace the file back to its original source. "What appears to be a defense contractor in Bethesda, MD had a file sharing program on one of...
  • Marine One Spending Under Fire

    02/24/2009 3:02:37 PM PST · by Grampa Dave · 35 replies · 920+ views
    Yahoo Buzz ^ | February 24, 2009 | Mike Krumboltz
    Marine One Spending Under Fire by Mike Krumboltz February 24, 2009 01:26:08 PM President Obama has talked tough about the need to shed wasteful spending. But will he practice what he preaches? His one-time rival, Sen. John McCain, brought up a pricey presidential project that seems a bit unnecessary ó a fleet of 28 new Marine One helicopters that will cost taxpayers around $11.2 billion. At a recent summit to cut the federal deficit, Sen. McCain suggested that if President Obama wants to help the economy, perhaps he should consider canceling his order. Obama replied that he's already looking into...
  • President Obama Bumps His Head on Marine One (sort of) - Video 2/9/09

    02/09/2009 8:35:21 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 835+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Well, he did not exactly crack his head! But he did awkwardly forget to duck as he entered the Marine One Helicopter. We've come to expect so much from our Dear Leader that when he even makes a slight bobble we are shocked! . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Bush wraps up one fundraiser, arrives in Marine One for event at Romney home in Park City

    05/28/2008 5:02:59 PM PDT · by Utah Girl · 4 replies · 182+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | 5.28.2008 | Lisa Riley Roche and Leigh Dethman
    President George W. Bush landed in Park City in Marine One around 5 p.m. this evening, where a small crowd of both supporters and protestors greeted him. The landing by Bush on ball fields adjacent to Park City Middle School drew the attention of local residents, who were gathering throughout the afternoon. What they saw was the landing of the iconic helicopter, as well as four other identical green U.S. Marine Corp. helicopters. They also got a wave from Bush before he climbed into a waiting SUV. The motorcade then quickly left, bound for the second fundraiser at Mitt Romney's...
  • Cost Nearly Doubles For Marine One Fleet

    03/23/2008 3:25:50 AM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 19 replies · 287+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2008 | Peter Baker
    ... The first five helicopters are due in 2010, a year behind schedule, although the White House made compromises on the requirements to cut costs and speed delivery. Twenty-three more-sophisticated versions are to follow, at which point the current fleet and the first five craft would be retired. But the most recent target date of 2015 for these additional choppers has slipped to an unknown date. The problems with the second batch have prompted the Pentagon to issue a stop-work order until it determines what to do and Congress provides more money. The Pentagon conducted a review of the project...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 1-12-07

    01/12/2007 1:55:26 PM PST · by onyx · 206 replies · 3,076+ views
    The White House; yahoo ^ | 1-12-07 | onyx
    Before leaving for Camp David today, President Bush Signed The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation And Management Reauthorization Act Of 2006. By signing this bill, the President reaffirmed our commitment to protect America's fisheries and keep our commercial and recreational fishing communities strong. This Act will end over-fishing in America, help us replenish our Nation's fish stocks, and advance international cooperation and ocean stewardship. Fact Sheet: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act. President Bush signs the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006, Friday, Jan. 12, 2007 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Behind him,...
  • The President's New Helicopter

    05/08/2006 10:28:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 101 replies · 15,728+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 5/8/06 | Jonathan Keats
    After decades of upgrades to a fleet of notoriously cramped Sikorsky VH-3 Sea Kings, the White House has tasked Lockheed Martin with a dramatic, $6.1-billion makeover of Marine One, the presidential helicopter, starting this summer. The goal: to fit a mobile Oval Office into the tight quarters of a chopper. The new fleet will consist of 23 VH-71 aircraft, each of which will have 200 square feet of cabin space, nearly double the Sea Kingís 116. Aside from the legroom, the copter will incorporate major upgrades to the old defense and communications systems. Equally important is that the aircraft is...