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Ocean Construction awarded $16M to renovate HMX-1 Building 398 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

Ocean Construction awarded $16M to renovate HMX-1 Building 398 at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

Ocean Construction Services Inc.,* Virginia Beach, Virginia, is being awarded $16,394,245 for firm-fixed-price task order N4008017F4493 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N40080-17-D-0008) for the construction renovation of Building 398 Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 (HMX-1) Hangar and support facilities at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.  Work will be performed in Washington, District of Columbia, and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Oct-17

The story of how HMX-1 squadron started flying US Presidents

The story of how HMX-1 squadron started flying US Presidents

The National Security Act of 1947, signed by President Harry S. Truman on July 26, 1947, is one of the most important documents in the history of the United States military and the security of our nation. This Act created the National Military Establishment (later renamed the Department of Defense) and gave it civilian leadership… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 17-May-17

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HMX-1 seeks to recruit new Marines

HMX-1 seeks to recruit new Marines

Marines attended a Marine Helicopter Squadron One recruiting brief at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 14, 2016. HMX-1 is responsible for direct helicopter support of the White House, which includes supporting the president, vice president, secretary of defense, secretary of the Navy, commandant of the Marine Corps and all visiting heads of state… Read more »

Source: USMC, 22-Jan-16

Bell Boeing Training System Readies Marine Pilots for High-Profile Mission

Bell Boeing Training System Readies Marine Pilots for High-Profile Mission

The V-22 team of Bell Helicopter and Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently delivered two MV-22 Osprey flight training simulators to the HMX-1 Presidential Airlift Squadron, enabling Marine aviators to more efficiently train for their critical and highly-visible transport mission. With the simulators, which are installed at the squadron’s headquarters in Quantico, Va., aircrews can rehearse missions… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 11-Feb-15

3 Charged in Presidential Helicopter Scheme

3 Charged in Presidential Helicopter Scheme

Three men face charges in a fraud scheme involving a helicopter fleet that transports the president and vice president, federal prosecutors said Thursday. See Full Story

Source: abc News, 19-Nov-14

VMGR-252 aerial refuels HMX-1 during trans-Atlantic flight

VMGR-252 aerial refuels HMX-1 during trans-Atlantic flight

Three KC-130J Super Hercules from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 left Cherry Point May 27 for a week-long deployment in support of Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 as the helicopter squadron completed its first trans-Atlantic flight in the squadron’s MV-22B Ospreys. Four Ospreys from HMX-1 crossed the Atlantic bound for the 70th D-Day Anniversary Ceremony… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 03-Jun-14