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Standby helicopter housed in college hangar during president’s visit


Bearing the presidential seal and emblazoned with the Stars and Stripes ...
Bearing the presidential seal and emblazoned with the Stars and Stripes …
... the twin-engine, four-blade aircraft takes up temporary residence in the college hangar.
… the twin-engine, four-blade aircraft takes up temporary residence in the college hangar.

A Sikorsky VH-60N White Hawk helicopter, part of Marine Helicopter Squadron One, was on standby for President Trump’s visit to Montoursville on Monday night, housed temporarily in the hangar at Penn College’s Lumley Aviation Center. Marine One, the call sign used whenever the commander in chief is aboard one of the fleet of helicopters, departed on Tuesday. Marine One accompanies the president on travels in the U.S. and abroad. The Marine One detachment officer-in-charge offered access and granted permission for the college to publish photos.

Comments

Ed Thompson,

Awesome and quite the honor for the school. I spent every day here for two years learning about aircraft back in my college days at WACC. Good job, everyone.

Dave Glasgow,

So much for OPSEC! Guess there is no plan to use that hangar location on future trips.

Joe Scallan,

OPSEC, guys. Even if the OK was given for this to be public, it’s a courtesy to the USSS to not post this.

Jim Dansereau,

I have to agree with Dave and Joe about OP-SEC even if I do not trust the current POTUS. I was actually trained by the Army to work on this and several other helicopters. It is a great bird.

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