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2012 White House Ornament, #22 in Collection, Honors the U.S. Marine Corps, Marine One Squadron & Secret Service, 24 KT Gold Finished, Now Limited, Handmade in USA
2012 White House Ornament

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Marine One is sometimes the preferred alternative to motorcades which can be expensive and logistically difficult. The controlled environment of a helicopter adds greatly to the safety factor, as well. Marine One is also used to transport Cabinet staff and international dignitaries.

More than 800 Marines supervise the operation of of the Marine One fleet which is based in Quantico, Virginia, but is more often seen on the South Lawn of the White House or at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility in Maryland. At Andrews, Marine One is sometimes used to connect to Air Force One for longer Presidential journeys. Wherever Marine One flies, it is met on the ground by at least one Marine in full dress uniform (most often two with one acting as an armed guard). Marine aviators flying Marine One do not wear regular flight suits during flights but rather the Marine Blue Dress Charlie/Delta uniform. Marine One is always transported (as is the president's limousine) wherever the president travels both within the United States and also overseas. At a presidential inauguration, the Marines offer a flight to the outgoing president from the Capitol to Andrews Air Force Base. Be sure to see our 2013 Air Force One in 3-D, the companion ornament to the 2012 Marine One.

  • The 2012 White House Ornament Commemorates the Sacrifices of United States Secret Service, Marine One HMX-1, and Features Marine One and the United States Secret Service Star Badge in Outline. The 2012 White House Ornament is Inset in a Fine Green Case with the WHITE HOUSE seal on cover.

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