usa Marine Helicopter Squadron 1

US Marine Corps

HMX-1 : HMX-1 Marine One

1947 to present    

  • 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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1947/nowMCAF Quantico / Turner FieldKNYG
? to ?NSF Anacostia

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


24-mar-1425-mar-14NL NSS 2014

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