usa Marine Helicopter Squadron 1

US Marine Corps


HMX-1 : HMX-1 Marine One

1947 to present    




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  • Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 US Marine Corps
  • Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 US Marine CorpsCH-46E Sea Knight HMX-1 support helicopter used until 2014
  • Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 US Marine CorpsThe MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor replaced the CH-46E

Tail Codes
MX 1959/now
Marine Helicopter Squadron 1
The Nighthawks, Marine Experimental Helicopter Squadron One, MCAS Quantico, VA. Tail code MX. Created in 1947 as Marine Experimental Helicopter Squadron 1 in the wake of the Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests to evaluate combat effectiveness of helicopters and develop doctrine and tactics for future Marine Corps use.

After 1962, charged with sole responsibility of transporting the President of the United States, first sharing the task with the US Army and exclusively from 1976.

The helicopters use the call sign Marine One when the president is aboard. Currently assigned Sikorsky VH-3D and VH-60N ("White Tops") for the executive transport role and CH-53E and MV-22B ( all green livery ) for the support role.
Created on 1 Dec 1947 at Quantico to evaluate and test both helicopter airframes and tactics. HMX-1 more visible tasks since 7 Sep 1957, when President Eisenhowen took his first official helicopter flight has been to transport the US President, senior government figures and visiting Heads of State; since 1967 this role has been solely HMX-1s. This tends to eclipse its other important role of testing and training for the USMC.

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News about this Rotary Wing Unit :

Miss Virginia Visited Marines at Quantico, 28-Dec-15 : Miss Virginia 2015, Savannah M. Lane, visited Marines aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, home of presidential squadron HMX-1

Naval Sea King Helicopter Now at Pax Museum, 29-May-15 : After five years of effort, the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum added a SH-3A Sea King helicopter to its fleet.

Two Osprey Simulators Delivered to Marines HMX-1, 10-Feb-15 : V-22 team Bell Helicopter and Boeing delivered two MV-22 Osprey flight training simulators to the Marines HMX-1 presidential airlift squadron.

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Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1947/nowMCAF Quantico / Turner FieldKNYG
? to ?NSF Anacostia

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YearsModels
2020VH-92A
2013/nowv-22 Osprey
1989/nowVH-60N Whitehawk
1974/nowVH-3D Sea King
1970/92VH-1N
1963/76VH-3A Sea King
1962/14107M H-46 Sea Knight
1957/62HUS-1Z / VH-34D Seahorse
1953/56H-43 Huskie

Construction Numbers for HMX-1 Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
56-2X xhr2s-1 1953 133732 : Sikorsky S-56, cn 56-2X, ff:18Dec53; del NPRO as XHR2S-1, 133732, 30Oct53;+
56-3X xhr2s-1 1954 133733 : Sikorsky S-56, cn 56-3X, ff:?; del NPRO as XHR2S-1, 133733, 26Feb54; xfer +
58-875 hus-1 1958 145762 : Sikorsky HUS-1, cn58-875, ff:?; del USMC as HUS-1, 145762, 23May58; xfer H+
58-1142 hus-1z 1959 147191 : Sikorsky HUS-1Z, del USMC as 147191, 04Nov59; xfer HMX-1, MX-29, unk; rede+
61-017 hss-2 148039 : 1973-1974 SH-3G type as HMX-1 /MX-16
United States Naval Aviation 148039 : USN, 1962 redesig SH-3A, conv to SH-3G
: US Navy; 1989 SH-3H type HS-9./AJ-611
: conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; 04Oct99 Stricken from US Navy list
61-021 hss-2 148043 : 1973-1974 SH-3G type pictured (top) as HMX-1 /MX-15 at MCAS Quantico
United States Naval Aviation 148043 : USN HSS-2, redesig as SH-3A in 1962
: conv SH-3H unk; 24jan85 pictured (bot) as HS-6 /613 on USS Merrill (DD-976+
: 1989 SH-3D type HS-75./NW-612
: 04+05jun94 SH-3H type HS-5 ./AG-614 embarked USS George Washington (CVN-73+
: conv UH-3H
: 2005 preserved at Hawaii Museum of Flying, NAS Barbers Point
58-1319 hus-1 1961 148768 : Sikorsky HUS-1, c/n 58-1319, ff?; del USMC as HUS-1 148768, 1961; xfer HMM+
61-147 hss-2 1960 149729 : 1973-1974 SH-3G type as HMX-1 /MX-14
: 1973 pictured as SH-3G type HMX-1 /MX-14 over Washington DC
United States Naval Aviation 149729 : USN, 1962 redesig SH-3A; conv SH-3G
: 1993 AMARC/9H0049
Carson Helicopters N81697 : Carson, ex 149729, to N9696W
Sky Cats Puma Corp N9696W : Sky Cats Puma 2007
61-086 vh-3a 150610 : USMC HSS-2Z; HMX-1; 1998 HU-30
61-093 vh-3a 150611 : HMX-1; HSS-2Z; 1962 VH-3A; preserved at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library+
61-098 vh-3a 150612 : USMC HSS-2Z; HMX-1 w/o 26may73
61-103 vh-3a 150613 : HMX-1; HSS-2Z; 1962 VH-3A; US Army marks; preserved at National Museum of +
61-108 vh-3a 150614 : USMC HSS-2Z; HMX-1 VH-3A; 1977 AMARC/9H0003; 1995 Naval Air Warfare Center+
: NVH-3A type HMX-1 2014; Dec16 still
61-118 vh-3a 150616 : USMC HSS-2Z; HMX-1; 1998 as /HU-33 HC-2
61-123 vh-3a 150617 : HMX-1; HSS-2Z; 1962 VH-3A; ret 1976; 2005 restored at March Field Air Mus+
- 150617 : Last flight from White House to Andrews AFB chief pilot Lt. Col. Gene T. B+
2036 CH-46A 1964 150951 : BV-107M, c/n 2036; ff?, del to USMC 30Sep64 as CH-46A 150951; asgd Beoinf +
United States Naval Aviation 150951 : It was a SAR bird at MCAS Iwakuni up until Oct 2001, It was later sent off+
: 30apr02 pictured (bot) during maintenance by HC-5 at Yigo, Guam
2048 CH-46A 1965 150962 : BV-107M, c/n 2048, ff?; del USMC 31Jan65 as CH-46A 150962; asgd Boeing FR +
United States Naval Aviation 150962 : asg Whidbey Island SAR; Transf back to the marines in about 1982 when uni+
: 1991 asg HC-5 /RB-10
: 1996/98 this was Dale Bishop's "Kathy's Klown"
2049 CH-46A 1965 150963 : BV-107M, c/n 2049, ff?; del USMC 31Jan65 as CH-46A 150963; asgd Boeing FR +
2050 CH-46A 1965 150964 : BV-107M, c/n 2050, ff?; del USMC 29Jan65 as CH-46A 150964; asgd Boeing FR +
2068 CH-46A 1965 151918 : BV-107M, c/n 2068; ff?, del USMC 09Apr65 as CH-46A 151918; asgd Boeing FR +
United States Naval Aviation 151918 : redesig HH-46A 27Aug73; xfer NAS pensacola 25oct 73; xfer HCT-16 01Nov74+
: Jun94 HH-46D type aboard USS Guam (LPH-9) as HC-6 /HW-02
: 2001-2002 aboard USS Bataan (LHD-5) with HC-6 Det 1
2077 CH-46A 1965 151927 : BV-107M, c/n 2077; ff?; del USMC 19May65 as CH-46A 151927; asgd Boeing FR +
: Aug69 pictured as HMX-1 /MX-14 during air show at Dulles International Air+
United States Naval Aviation 151927 : USN; Mar99 as HC-11 /VR-77 on USS Boxer (LHD-4)
2177 CH-46D 1966 152555 : BV-107M, c/n 2177, ff?; del USMC 17Aug66 as CH-46D 152555; asgd Boeing FR +
United States Naval Aviation 152555 : US Navy; xfer HC-6 23Oct70; further unit xfers unk; xfer HC-6, HW17, unk+
2210 CH-46D 1966 153322 : 02oct12 pictured as HMX-1 /24 at Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix, AZ
2256 CH-46D 1967 153362 : BV-107M, c/n 2256 ff?; accepted BWR FR Morton, PA as CH-46D 153362 22Feb67+
: USMC HMX-1; end Jun10 HMX-1./8 in Canada for visit President Barack Obama.+
2265 CH-46D 1967 153369 : 21aug14 with HMX-1
: 21aug14 was not HMX-1 ... still HMM-364 /PF-05 coming home from the paint +
United States Naval Aviation 153369 : Was /HW-03 while at HC-6, a Navy squadron home ported in Norfolk, VA. Grea+
2388 CH-46D 1967 154037 : 27apr12 pictured as HMX-1 /29
2438 CH-46D 1968 154831 : 27apr12 pictured (pic1) as HMX-1 /28
Sky Aviation N461WY : Sky Aviation Corp at Worland, WY from May14. Purchased through GSA
: Apr15 pictured (pic2) at Worland, Wyoming
2458 CH-46F 1968 154851 : 02oct12 pictured as HMX-1 /27 at Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix, AZ
2482 CH-46F 1968 155313 : BV-107M, c/n 2482, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 15531+
2549 CH-46F 1969 157650 : USMC; 1994 type:CH-46E HMM-261./EM-10; 2000 type:CH-46E HMM-261./EM-10; en+
2578 CH-46F 1970 157679 : BV-107M, c/n 2578, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 15767+
: 1973/74 pictured with HMX-1 over Washington DC
2579 CH-46F 1970 157680 : BV-107M, c/n 2579, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 15768+
: USMC HMX-1; mid May11 in United Kingdom for visit President Barack Obama.
2580 CH-46F 1970 157681 : BV-107M, c/n 2580, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 15768+
2581 CH-46F 1970 157682 : BV-107M, c/n 2581, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 15768+
: USMC HMX-1; mid May11 in United Kingdom for visit President Barack Obama.
: 27apr12 pictured as HMX-1 /20
2582 CH-46F 1970 157683 : BV-107M, c/n 2582, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 15768+
2583 CH-46F 1970 157684 : BV-107M, c/n 2583, ff?; accepted BuWepsRep, FR, Morton, PA as CH-46F 15768+
2614 CH-46F 1970 157715 : 02oct12 pictured as HMX-1 /26 at Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix, AZ
Sky Aviation N462WY : Sky Aviation Corp at Worland, WY from May14
65-331 ch-53d 1971 157755 : Sikorsky S-65C, cn65-331, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53D 157755, NPRO Rep, 30Sep+
65-332 ch-53d 1971 157756 : Sikorsky S-65C, cn65-332, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53D 157756, NPRO Rep, 29Oct+
65-333 ch-53d 1971 157930 : Sikorsky S-65C-1, c/n 65-333, ff?; del USMC as CH-53D 157930, 30Nov71; xfe+
31618 UH-1N 158277 : USMC; VIP in 1972 prior delivery HMX-1 VH-1N
31619 UH-1N 158278 : USMC; VIP in 1972 prior delivery HMX-1 VH-1N
United States Naval Aviation 158278 : Feb80, detached from NAS Guantanamo and was flown aboard USS Guadalcanal (+
: USN, date unk pictured as HC-16 /BF-103 at NAS Pensacola
31636 VH-1N 158551 : USMC HMX-1; conv to HH-1N; NAS Fallon base flight Longhorns; 03apr09 retir+
31637 VH-1N 158552 : USMC VH-1N white top; 1973/74 pictured with HMX-1 over Washington DC
31639 VH-1N 158554 : USMC; HMX-1 VH-1N white top; 28may87 pictured (top) in Italy for used by P+
31642 VH-1N 158557 : USMC; HMX-1 VH-1N white top; 1989 to AMARC
61-724 vh-3d 159350 : HMX-1
61-725 vh-3d 159351 : HMX-1
61-726 vh-3d 159352 : USMC HMX-1; late nov95 in United Kingdom for visit President Bill Clinton+
61-727 vh-3d 159353 : USMC HMX-1; end may97 in Netherlands for visit president Clinton.
61-728 vh-3d 159354 : HMX-1
: USMC HMX-1; Nov03 in United Kingdom for visit President Bush.
: 02jun14 HMX-1 tdy CAEN for 70th D-Day Anniversary
61-729 vh-3d 159355 : USMC HMX-1; early Jun07 in Poland for visit President George W. Bush.; mid+
61-730 vh-3d 159356 : USMC, HMX-1
: 02jun14 HMX-1 tdy CAEN for 70th D-Day Anniversary
61-731 vh-3d 159357 : USMC HMX-1; Nov95 in United Kingdom for visit President Clinton.; Nov03 in+
61-732 vh-3d 159358 : HMX-1
61-733 vh-3d 159359 : HMX-1
61-734 vh-3d 159360 : USMC, HMX-1 presidential transport
31747 UH-1N 160455 : Early 1980s, asg HMX-1
70-1075 vh-60n 163259 : USMC HMX-1; Nov91 in Netherlands for visit President George Bush.; Dec98 i+
70-1078 vh-60n 163260 : USMC HMX-1; Dec98 in Israel for visit President Bill Clinton.
: HMX-1; 08mar05 pictured in Washington, D.C.
70-1117 vh-60n 163261 : USMC HMX-1; Feb05 in Belgium for visit President George W. Bush.; May05 in+
: 29aug14 HMX-1 brought by C-17, tdy Fairford
70-1170 vh-60n 163262 : HMX-1; Dec98 in Israel for visit President Bill Clinton.; Apr09 in United +
: Mar14 HMX-1 tdy EHRD 19-26 March 2014
70-1181 vh-60n 163263 : USMC HMX-1; end Jun10 in Canada for visit President Barack Obama.; mid May+
: 29aug14 HMX-1 brought by C-17, tdy Fairford
70-1192 vh-60n 163264 : HMX-1; beginning jun2009 in Germany for visit president Barack Obama
: Mar14 HMX-1 tdy EHRD 19-26 March 2014
70-1201 vh-60n 163265 : USMC HMX-1; Dec98 in Israel for visit President Bill Clinton.; early Jun09+
: 01sep14 HMX-1 brought by C-17, tdy Fairford
70-1211 vh-60n 163266 : USMC HMX-1; end Jun10 in Canada for visit President Barack Obama.; mid May+
70-1222 vh-60n 163267 : HMX-1. w/o 19may93 during an inspection flight after undergoing maintenanc+
D0004 v-22 1989 163914 : Bell-Boeing MV-22 FSD, c/n D0004, ff 21Dec89; del USMC as 163914; xfer HMX+
D0163 mv-22b 168033 : 25jul15 pictured (pic2) as VMM-161 (Rein) /YR-00, USS Essex (LHD 2) suppor+
D0197 mv-22b 168280 : USMC, HMX-1 /01 ff 22jan13
: 04apr13 noted test flight at Amarillo, Texas. HMX-1 green livery with big +
: 04may13 pictured as HMX-1 /01 on delivery ceremony
: 29may15 HMX-1./01 departure direction Europe
: 29may15 HMX-1./01 arrived LPLA, departure next day
: 30may15 HMX-1./01 tdy to 10jun15 for G7 Summit "schloss Elmau" South Germa+
D0201 mv-22b 2013 168284 : USMC, HMX-1 /2, Apr13
: 29may14 HMX-1./02 departure next day
: 30may14 HMX-1./02 tdy Caen for 70th D-Day Anniversary
: 07jun14 pictured as HMX-1 /02 at Brest-Guipavas airport for the return of +
: 09jun14 HMX-1 night stop at St. Johns
D0206 mv-22b 2013 168289 : USMC, HMX-1 /3, Oct13
: 29may14 HMX-1./03 departure next day
: 30may14 HMX-1./03 tdy CAEN for 70th D-Day Anniversary
: 07jun14 pictured (top) as HMX-1 /03 at Brest-Guipavas airport for the retu+
: 09jun14 HMX-1./03 night stop at St. Johns
: 25aug14 HMX-1./03 departure next day
: 26aug14 HMX-1./03 pictured (bot) at Lajes. Departure next day
: 27aug14 HMX-1./03 arrived, tdy Fairford
D0209 mv-22b 2012 168292 : USMC, HMX-1 /4, Dec12
D0214 mv-22b 168297 : USMC, HMX-1 /05 Mar14
D0219 mv-22b 168302 : USMC, HMX-1 /06 Oct13
: 25aug14 HMX-1./06 departure next day
: 26aug14 HMX-1 /06 pictured at Lajes. Departure next day
: 27aug14 HMX-1./06 arrived, tdy Fairford
D0223 mv-22b 168306 : USMC; 29may14 HMX-1./07 departure next day
: 30may14 HMX-1./07 tdy CAEN for 70th D-Day Anniversary
: 07jun14 pictured as HMX-1 /07 at Brest-Guipavas airport for the return of +
: 09jun14 HMX-1 night stop at St. Johns
: 29may15 HMX-1./07 departure direction Europe
: 29may15 HMX-1./07 arrived LPLA, departure next day
: 30may15 HMX-1./07 tdy to 10jun15 for G7 Summit "Schloss Elmau" South Germa+
D0227 mv-22b 168324 : USMC; 29may14 HMX-1./08 departure next day
: 30may14 HMX-1./08 tdy CAEN for 70th D-Day Anniversary
: 07jun14 pictured as HMX-1 /08 at Brest-Guipavas airport for the return of +
: 09jun14 HMX-1 night stop at St. Johns
: 29may15 HMX-1./08 departure direction Europe
: 29may15 HMX-1./08 arrived LPLA, departure next day
: 30may15 HMX-1./08 tdy to 10jun15 for G7 Summit "schloss Elmau" South Germa+
D0230 mv-22b 168327 : USMC; Aug14 HMX-1 /09
: 25aug14 HMX-1./09 departure next day
: 26aug14 HMX-1./09 departure next day
: 27aug14 HMX-1./09 arrived, tdy Fairford
D0235 mv-22b 168332 : USMC; Jun14 HMX-1 /10
: 29may15 HMX-1./10 departure direction Europe
: 29may15 HMX-1./10 arrived LPLA, departure next day
: 30may15 HMX-1./10 tdy to 10jun15 for G7 Summit "schloss Elmau" South Germa+
D0238 mv-22b 168335 : 25aug14 HMX-1./11 departure next day
: 26aug14 HMX-1./11 departure next day
: 27aug14 HMX-1./11 arrived, tdy Fairford
D0242 mv-22b 168339 : USMC; Aug14 HMX-1 /12
65-330 ch-53d 1971 17754 : Sikorsky S-65C, cn65-330, ff:?; del USMC as CH-53D 157754, NPRO Rep, 31Aug+
US US Navy
58-511 hus-1a 1957 144656 : Sikorsky HUS-1A, cn 58-511, ff:1957; del US Navy as HUS-1A, 144656, 25Jun5+
58-797 hus-1a 1958 145713 : Oct62 redesig UH-34E; HMX-1 for testing unk; 22Oct71 soc coded 3, MASDC +
61-019 hss-2 148041 : USN; YHSS-2; conv UH-3A; conv HMX-1 VH-3A ?
61-023 hss-2 148045 : YHSS-2; conv UH-3A; conv HMX-1 VH-3A ?
61-313 sh-3a 1965 152119 : conv SH-3H; conv UH-3H; i/a HMX-1; Jan06 Stricken from US Navy list
65-517 mh-53e 162505 : US Navy; Dec98 HC-4 /HC-47 in Israel to support HMX-1 for visit President +
65-521 mh-53e 162509 : US Navy; Dec98 HC-4 /HC-49 in Israel to support HMX-1 for visit President +
65-544 mh-53e 163053 : US Navy; Dec98 HC-4 /HC-44 in Israel to support HMX-1 for visit President +
65-566 mh-53e 163068 : US Navy; Dec98 HC-4 /HC-42 in Israel to support HMX-1 for visit President +
US US Army Aviation
M.3191 ch-47d 87-00072 : US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47A 64-13165.; 1994 5-159AVN.; 1995 5-159AVN.; 19+
M.3275 ch-47d 88-00101 : US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47C 68-15846; 1994 E/502Avn.; mid May11 in Irelan+
M.3280 ch-47d 88-00106 : US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47C 68-15831.; 1994 E/502Avn.; 2000 5/159AVN.; ap+
M.3295 ch-47d 89-00141 : Apr09 asg 5-158 AVN in UK for support HMX-1
M.3297 ch-47d 89-00143 : US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47C 68-15829; 1998 F/159AVN.; mid May11 nose art +
M.3298 ch-47d 89-00144 : US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47C 68-16008.; 1993 502AVN.; 1998 F/159AVN.; Apr0+
M.3317 ch-47d 89-00163 : US Army cnvt. from ex CH-47C 70-15023; mid May11 in Ireland for support HM+
ES Arma Aerea de la Armada Española
61-841 sh-3d HS.9-16 : 09jul16 picture (pic4) at Rota with Marines HMX-1 VH-3D during President +
US US Air Force
65-143 HH-53C 67-14994 : USAF; early Jun07 type:MH-53M in Poland for support HMX-1. 21st SOS
65-253 CH-53C 68-10924 : Jun84 at Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland supporting HMX-1 during US Presiden+
65-257 CH-53C 68-10928 : Jun84 based at Sembach, West Germany pictured at Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ire+
65-261 CH-53C 68-10932 : USAF; Jun84 pictured at Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland supporting HMX-1 dur+
65-274 HH-53C 69-5795 : early Jun07 MH-53M type with 21st SOS in Poland to support HMX-1
65-275 HH-53C 69-5796 : Jun07 MH-53M type asg 21st SOS in Poland for support HMX-1
65-340 CH-53C 70-1630 : USAF; early Jun07 type:MH-53M in Poland for support HMX-1. 21st SOS
106 serials found for HMX-1

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