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  • usa Marine Helicopter Squadron 1

    US Marine Corps


    HMX-1 : Marine One

    1947 to present    







    Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 US Marine Corps

    Marine Helicopter Squadron 1
    Tail Codes
    MX 1959/   
    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 of Marine Helicopter Squadron 1


    First Six Marine One VH-92A Ordered, 11-Jun-19 : #MarineOne Sikorsky awarded $542 million contract for 6 Lot 1 VH-92A presidential helicopters for Marine Squadron HMX-1. Expected to be completed by April 2022 and be the first of eventually 23 helicopters

    VH-92 on Budget but Slightly Delayed, 13-Apr-19 : #MarineOne The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published its annual report about the future Marine One. The $5.18 B program cost for 23 VH-92A dropped $234 M and the first one is scheduled to be operational by October 2020, 5 months later than originally planned

    White House Helicopter Christmas Ornament, 22-Feb-19 : #WhiteHouse The White House Historical Association remembering President Eisenhower throughout 2019. As the first president to fly in helicopter, they released a Christmas Ornament of the Sikorsky HUS-1Z / VH-34D flew jointly by the Army and Marines

    Marine One VH-92 First Time at the White House, 19-Nov-18 : #MarineOne The future Marine One helicopter, the Sikorsky VH-92, landed for the first time on the South Lawn of the White House

    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

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    Locations


    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    1947/    MCAF Quantico / Turner FieldKNYG
    NSF Anacostia



    Models

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    YearsModels
    2020/    VH-92A
    2013/    V-22 Osprey
    1992/    S-80 H-53E
    1989/    VH-60N White Hawk
    1974/    VH-3D Sea King
    1971/92S-65 H-53
    1970/92VH-1N
    1963/76VH-3A Sea King
    1962/14107M H-46 Sea Knight
    1957/62HUS-1Z / VH-34D Seahorse
    1953/56H-43 Huskie




    Operations


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




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