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Marine One, with U.S. President Barack Obama on board, passes the Washington Monument in Washington.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Marine One, with U.S. President Barack Obama on board, passes the Washington Monument in Washington.

Marine One: Next Generation (’19)

It was President Barack Obama who called the escalating costs of the program to procure a new series of presidential helicopters “an example of the procurement process gone amok.” That process has finally ended with United Technology’s Sikorsky Aircraft winning...

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Marine One, with U.S. President Barack Obama on board, passes the Washington Monument in Washington.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Marine One, with U.S. President Barack Obama on board, passes the Washington Monument in Washington.

`Marine One’ Contractors Bid Anew

Let’s try this again: The U.S. Navy last week announced plans for a competition to develop and build a new fleet of presidential helicopters. The draft notice came three years after the service canceled a contract with Lockheed Martin Corp. for...

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The vice president's plane, Air Force Two.

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The vice president's plane, Air Force Two.

The Pros and Cons: Air Force One v. Air Force Two

  There’s a crucial difference between the president’s and the vice president’s plane: The stewards don’t serve alcohol on Air Force Two. Perhaps even more jarring for frequent fliers aboard the president’s plane, on Air Force Two, they require Blackberries...

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President Barack Obama walking from Marine One to the Residence at the White House on Aug. 5, 2012, returning from Camp David where he spent his birthday.

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President Barack Obama walking from Marine One to the Residence at the White House on Aug. 5, 2012, returning from Camp David where he spent his birthday.

Obama: `I’m Feeling Older’

It’s been a short weekend at Camp David. President Barack Obama, who turned 51 yesterday, put in a full morning and early afternoon at the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base yesterday before flying to Camp David after 4...

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