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Air Force One

Technically, Air Force One is used to describe any Air Force aircraft carrying the President — but since the middle of the 20th century, it has been standard practice to refer to specific planes that are equipped to transport the Commander-in-Chief. Today, this name refers to one of two highly customized Boeing 747-200B series aircraft, which carry the tail codes 28000 and 29000. The Air Force designation for the aircraft is VC-25A.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to fly in an aircraft while in office.

President Harry S. Truman replaced VC-54C in 1947 with a modified C-118 Liftmaster, calling it the Independence after his Missouri hometown.

President Eisenhower introduced four propeller-driven aircraft to presidential service. This group included two Lockheed C-121 Constellations, aircraft Columbine II (VC-121A 48-610) and Columbine III (VC-121E 53-7885). They were named by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower for the columbine, official state flower of her adopted home state of Colorado.

In 1959, the Air Force added the first of Boeing 707-120 jet aircraft—VC-137s, designated SAM (Special Air Missions) 970, 971 and 972.

In 1962, the U.S. Air Force purchased a Boeing C-137 Stratoliner, a modified long-range Boeing 707—Special Air Mission (SAM) 26000. SAM 26000 was in service from 1962 to 1998, serving Presidents John Kennedy to Bill Clinton.

During the Johnson Administration, the United States Air Force acquired a Beechcraft King Air B90 which was designated VC-6A. The aircraft was used to transport President Johnson between Bergstrom Air Force Base and his family ranch near Johnson City, Texas, and was used at least once to transport the President to Princeton, New Jersey. It was referred to as Lady Bird's airplane and later in its service life featured a basic color scheme similar to civilian aircraft. When the President was aboard, the aircraft used the call sign Air Force One.

In December 1972 VC-137, Special Air Mission 27000 was added to the fleet while SAM 26000 was kept as a backup until it was finally retired. Richard Nixon was the first president to use SAM 27000; the newer aircraft served every president until it was replaced by two VC-25A aircraft (SAM 28000 and 29000) in 1990 when Reagan Administration ordered two identical 747s to replace the aging 707s he used. as of 2019, the VC-25As are to be replaced.
President and Mrs. Kennedy Deplane from Air Force One at Love Field, Dallas, Texas
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Photograph of Apollo 13 Flight Commander James A. Lovell, Jr. Standing alongside President Richard M. Nixon

Photograph of Apollo 13 Flight Commander James A. Lovell, Jr. Standing...

Original caption: HONOLULU, HAWAII - The Apollo 13 Flight Commander James A. Lovell, Jr. stands alongside President Richard M. Nixon during the playing of the National Anthem after presentation ceremonies award... more

President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson en Route to Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico

President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson en Route to Ramey Ai...

Original caption: Location: Air Force One. Depicted: President Lyndon Baines Johnson holds grandson Patrick Lyndon Nugent who plays with the telephone as Lady Bird and Luci Johnson look on. Johnson White House... more

President Nixon Confers with His Foreign Policy Team onboard Air Force One en route to China

President Nixon Confers with His Foreign Policy Team onboard Air Force...

Caption: President Nixon confers with foreign policy team, on board Air Force One, enroute to China. L-R: Henry Kissinger, President Nixon, Secretary of State William P. Rogers, Marshall Green Nixon White House... more

Pat Nixon Celebrating Her St. Patrick's Day Birthday aboard Air Force One

Pat Nixon Celebrating Her St. Patrick's Day Birthday aboard Air Force ...

Caption: Pat Nixon celebrating her St. Patrick's Day birthday with staff members, including Presidential military aide Col. Jack Brennan, aboard Air Force One, while enroute to Washington, D. C. from South Amer... more

President Gerald R. Ford Waving to the Crowd at His Arrival at Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts

President Gerald R. Ford Waving to the Crowd at His Arrival at Westove...

This photograph was taken from behind President Ford as he exited Air Force One. Gerald R. Ford White House Photographs

President James E. Carter and his wife Rosalynn arrive at Andrews Air Force Base aboard the presidential aircraft, Air Force One

President James E. Carter and his wife Rosalynn arrive at Andrews Air ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Prouty Release Status: Released... more

Artwork: "MAJ Short - Air Force One" Artist: Paul Calle

Artwork: "MAJ Short - Air Force One" Artist: Paul Calle

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Artwork: "COL Cross - Air Force One" Artist: Paul Calle

Artwork: "COL Cross - Air Force One" Artist: Paul Calle

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Artwork: "Security Guard - Air Force One" Artist: Paul Calle

Artwork: "Security Guard - Air Force One" Artist: Paul Calle

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Artwork: "MAJ Thornhill - Air Force One" Artist: Paul Calle

Artwork: "MAJ Thornhill - Air Force One" Artist: Paul Calle

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Artwork: "Flight Engineer - SGT Chappele - Air Force One" Artist: Paul Calle

Artwork: "Flight Engineer - SGT Chappele - Air Force One" Artist: Paul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

TECH. SGT. Ronald Collins, 89th Airlift Wing, removes a vertical stabilizer inspection panel from Air Force One, a VC-13B Stratoliner aircraft

TECH. SGT. Ronald Collins, 89th Airlift Wing, removes a vertical stabi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release Stat... more

MASTER SGT. Robert Klingelsmith, 89th Airlift Wing, polishes the presidential seal on Air Force One, A VC-135B Stratoliner aircraft

MASTER SGT. Robert Klingelsmith, 89th Airlift Wing, polishes the presi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release Stat... more

President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy are greeted by Captain Roy Crater as they arrive from their ranch. The Reagan's will board Air Force One for the flight back to Washington, D.C

President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy are greeted by Captain Roy ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pacific Missile Test Center State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHC K. Thornsley Release Statu... more

President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy board Air Force One for the trip back to Washington, D.C. after visiting their ranch

President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy board Air Force One for the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Point Magu State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHC K. Thornsley Release Sta... more

President Ronald Reagan exits Air Force One upon his arrival at Point Mugu

President Ronald Reagan exits Air Force One upon his arrival at Point ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Point Magu State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 B. Burdick Release Statu... more

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip stand with President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, during a ceremony to honor the queen's visit to the West Coast

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip stand with President and Mrs. Ron...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Santa Barbara State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF Sergeant Michael E. Lada Release Statu... more

Artwork: "Air Force One", Artist: Craig Randall. US Air Force Art Collection (Copyrighted)

Artwork: "Air Force One", Artist: Craig Randall. US Air Force Art Coll...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

President Ronald Reagan waves as he prepares to board Air Force One for departure

President Ronald Reagan waves as he prepares to board Air Force One fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Maria Biestline Release Status: ... more

President Ronald Reagan stands at attention as the National Anthem is played upon his arrival aboard Air Force One. The president and first lady are visiting Hawaii while en route to the Republic of China

President Ronald Reagan stands at attention as the National Anthem is ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Al Chang Release Status: Released to Pub... more

President Ronald Reagan shakes hands with Lieutenant Colonel Eugene Bernhardt, commander of the 1ST Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, prior to boarding Air Force One. The president and first lady are visiting Hawaii while en route to the Republic of China

President Ronald Reagan shakes hands with Lieutenant Colonel Eugene Be...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Al Chang Release Status: Released to Pub... more

President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan wave to a crowd as they exit Air Force One. The president and first lady are visiting Hawaii while en route to the Republic of China

President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan wave to a crowd as they exit Air Forc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Al Chang Release Status: Released to Pub... more

President Ronald Reagan addresses a crowd upon his arrival aboard Air Force One. The president and first lady are visiting Hawaii while en route to the Republic of China

President Ronald Reagan addresses a crowd upon his arrival aboard Air ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Al Chang Release Status: Released to Pub... more

SGT. Mike Herring, 1776th Security Police Squadron, Special Air Missions Unit, guards Air Force One while it is parked inside the hangar

SGT. Mike Herring, 1776th Security Police Squadron, Special Air Missio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A right front view of Air Force One, a VC-137 Stratoliner aircraft, parked on the tarmac at the Marco Polo Airport. The aircraft is standing by to fly President Ronald Reagan to Rome at the conclusion of the Venice Summit

A right front view of Air Force One, a VC-137 Stratoliner aircraft, pa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marco Polo Airport, Venice Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: GUNNERY SGT. Hernandez. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... more

Air Force One, the VC-137C Stratoliner aircraft used to transport the president, sits in a roped-off area near the terminal building at Tempelhof Central Airport during President Reagan's visit to Berlin

Air Force One, the VC-137C Stratoliner aircraft used to transport the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... more

Air Force One, the VC-137C Stratoliner aircraft used to transport the president, sits in a roped-off area near the terminal building at Tempelhof Central Airport during President Reagan's visit to Berlin

Air Force One, the VC-137C Stratoliner aircraft used to transport the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... more

Floodlights illuminate Air Force One, the VC-137C Stratoliner aircraft used to transport the president, as it sits parked on the ramp at Tempelhof Central Airport during President Reagan's visit to Berlin

Floodlights illuminate Air Force One, the VC-137C Stratoliner aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... more

Air Force One, the VC-137C Stratoliner aircraft used to transport the president, sits on the ramp near the Tempelhof Central Airport terminal building during President Reagan's visit to Berlin

Air Force One, the VC-137C Stratoliner aircraft used to transport the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: West Berlin Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digi... more

An Italian honor guard stands in formation on the tarmac at the Marco Polo Airport. Air Force One, A VC-137 Stratoliner aircraft, is standing by to fly President Ronald Reagan to Rome at the conclusion of the Venice Summit

An Italian honor guard stands in formation on the tarmac at the Marco ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marco Polo Airport, Venice Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: GUNNERY SGT. Hernandez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

Artwork:"President Carter, Air Force One-1977 to 1980"Artist:  Charles J. Carroll Jr

Artwork:"President Carter, Air Force One-1977 to 1980"Artist: Charles...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

President Ronald Reagan exits Air Force One while the 1776th Security Police Squadron, Special Air Missions Unit, provides security

President Ronald Reagan exits Air Force One while the 1776th Security ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Point Mugu State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. Michael J. Haggerty Re... more

Members of the 1776th Security Police Squadron, Special Air Missions Unit, CHIEF MASTER SGT. Hoyt Gamble, Left; MASTER SGT. Mike Wells; TECH SGT. Mike Herring; STAFF SGT. Grover Hamilton and STAFF SGT. Mark Martini, stand at attention in front of Air Force One

Members of the 1776th Security Police Squadron, Special Air Missions U...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

CHIEF MASTER SGT. Hoyt Gamble, 1776th Security Police Squadron, Special Air Missions Unit, stands in front of Air Force One during security operations

CHIEF MASTER SGT. Hoyt Gamble, 1776th Security Police Squadron, Specia...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. Michael J. Haggerty Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An unidentified airman stands by on the flight line. A Boeing 747 aircraft is parked on the tarmac in the background. The current Boeing 707 aircraft will be replaced by the 747 as Air Force One by early 1989

An unidentified airman stands by on the flight line. A Boeing 747 airc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

SENIOR AIRMAN George Gosztola, 63rd Security Police Squadron, guards Air Force One while President Ronald Reagan tours the base

SENIOR AIRMAN George Gosztola, 63rd Security Police Squadron, guards A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norton Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Alan Wycheck Release Status: Rel... more

President Ronald Regan waves from the doorway of Air Force One as he prepares to depart from the base following a stopover on his way to San Bernardino, California (CA)

President Ronald Regan waves from the doorway of Air Force One as he p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norton Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Alan Wycheck, USAF Release Statu... more

The presidential motocade arrives at Air Force One as President Ronald Reagan prepares to depart following a visit to the base

The presidential motocade arrives at Air Force One as President Ronald...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norton Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Alan Wycheck, USAF Release Statu... more

An aerial view looking to the east-noutheast of the recently completed maintenance and support complex for Air Force One, the president's official aircraft

An aerial view looking to the east-noutheast of the recently completed...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Ken Hammond Release Status: Rele... more

An aerial view looking to the south of the recently completed maintenance and support complex for Air Force One, the president's official aircraft

An aerial view looking to the south of the recently completed maintena...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Ken Hammond Release Status: Rele... more

Former President Ronald W. Reagan and his wife, Nancy, wave farewell as they prepare to depart for California aboard the C-137 Stratoliner presidential plane, Air Force One

Former President Ronald W. Reagan and his wife, Nancy, wave farewell a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... more

Former President Ronald W. Reagan, accompanied by his wife, Nancy, waves farewell as they prepare to depart for California aboard the C-137 Stratoliner presidential plane, Air Force One

Former President Ronald W. Reagan, accompanied by his wife, Nancy, wav...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Michael E. Buchanan Release Status: R... more

Air Force officers assigned to protocol straighten the red carpet leading to the C-137 Stratoliner presidential plane, Air Force One, prior to the departure ceremony for the former President Ronald W. Reagan

Air Force officers assigned to protocol straighten the red carpet lead...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... more

Air Force personnel sweep the red carpet leading to the C-137 Stratoliner presidential plane, Air Force One, prior to the departure ceremony for former President Ronald W. Reagan

Air Force personnel sweep the red carpet leading to the C-137 Stratoli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... more

President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush wave to the crowd as they prepare to depart from the base aboard Air Force One, a VC-137 Stratoliner aircraft. Bush was visiting Rhein-Main following the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium

President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush wave to the crowd as they ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Rhein-Main Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Perry Heimer Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

A crowd gathers to listen to a speech by President George H.W. Bush upon his arrival on base aboard Air Force One, a VC-137 Stratoliner aircraft. Bush is visiting the base following the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium

A crowd gathers to listen to a speech by President George H.W. Bush up...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Rhein-Main Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Perry Heimer Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

A left front view of Air Force One arriving at NAS Bermuda with President George Bush aboard. He is attending a summit meeting with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain

A left front view of Air Force One arriving at NAS Bermuda with Presid...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Bermuda Country: Bermuda (BMU) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Doug Andrea Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

President George Bush is seen disembarking from Air Force One upon his arrival at NAS Bermuda. The President is here to attend a summit meeting with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Great Britain

President George Bush is seen disembarking from Air Force One upon his...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Bermuda Country: Bermuda (BMU) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Doug Andrea Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

President Bush is Welcomed by Military Personnel to Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii

President Bush is Welcomed by Military Personnel to Hickam Air Force B...

Original caption: Upon deplaning Air Force One, President Bush is welcomed by military personnel to Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, HI. George H. W. Bush Presidential Photographs

Air Force One flying over Mount Rushmore

Air Force One flying over Mount Rushmore

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: South Dakota (SD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

With Pike's Peak in the background, Air Force One, a VC-25A aircraft, stands on the flight line after arriving on base. The plane, which is based on a Boeing 747-200B airframe, is carrying President George Bush and Mrs. Bush

With Pike's Peak in the background, Air Force One, a VC-25A aircraft, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Peterson Air Force Base State: Colorado(CO) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Mark Crabtree Release Statu... more

President George Bush greets those assembled to meet him as he steps off Air Force One for a brief visit to the air station. Air Force One is the call sign used by the Air Force's 89th Military Airlift Wing when transporting the President in one of two VC-25A aircraft specifically built for presidential travel

President George Bush greets those assembled to meet him as he steps o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Alameda State: California(CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Marshall Borgen Release Stat... more

The newest Air Force One, a VC-25A aircraft operated by the 89th Military Airlift Wing, is readied for takeoff after President George Bush has entered the plane, which is based on a Boeing 747-200B airframe

The newest Air Force One, a VC-25A aircraft operated by the 89th Milit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California(CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Connors Release Status:... more

President George Bush waves from the door of the newest model of Air Force One, a VC-25A aircraft operated by the 89th Military Airlift Wing, upon departing the naval station. The plane is based on a Boeing 747-200B airframe

President George Bush waves from the door of the newest model of Air F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, North Island State: California(CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Bruce Connors Release S... more

Air Force One taxis down a runway carrying President George Bush for a brief visit to the air station. Air Force One is the call sign used by the Air Force's 89th Military Airlift Wing when transporting the President in one of two VC-25A aircraft specifically built for presidential travel

Air Force One taxis down a runway carrying President George Bush for a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Station, Alameda State: California(CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Marshall Borgen Release Stat... more

Former President and the First Lady waving to his loyal well wishers on the last time before getting on board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base

Former President and the First Lady waving to his loyal well wishers o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Gary L. Wallace Release Status: R... more

Inauguration, former President, and Mrs. George Bush proceed through the Joint Service Honor Guard towards Air Force One, on their Inauguration day departure ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland

Inauguration, former President, and Mrs. George Bush proceed through t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Gerald C Mclain Release Status: R... more

Inauguration a final farewell - former President and First Lady George and Barbara Bush give one final goodbye wave prior to boarding Air Force One.Approximately 600 well wishes were present for the departure at Andrew Air Force Base, Maryland on Inauguration day

Inauguration a final farewell - former President and First Lady George...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Washington State: District Of Columbia (DC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Gerald C Mclain Release Status: R... more

President William Jefferson Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton debark from Air Force One, a VC-25A aircraft, upon their arrival in Hawaii. The Clintons, along with Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, will be touring area military installations during their three-day stay

President William Jefferson Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton debark ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Gordon Release Status: Release... more

Air Force One, a VC-25A aircraft, stands on the runway as President William Jefferson Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton prepare to debark from the plane. The Clintons, along with Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, will be touring area military installations during their three-day stay

Air Force One, a VC-25A aircraft, stands on the runway as President Wi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Brian Gordon Release Status: Release... more

Photograph of President William J. Clinton Talking on the Telephone to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel from his Office on Air Force One

Photograph of President William J. Clinton Talking on the Telephone to...

This item is a photograph of President William J. Clinton talking on the Telephone to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel from his office on Air Force One. The image was photographed by Robert McNeely. Pho... more

Photograph of President William J. Clinton Talking on the Telephone to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin from his Office on Air Force One

Photograph of President William J. Clinton Talking on the Telephone to...

This item is a photograph of President William J. Clinton talking on the telephone to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin from his office on Air Force One. The image was photographed by Robert McNeely. Photographs... more

An aerial view of the Air Force One hangar facility at the base. One of two VC-25A presidential transport aircraft operated by the 89th Airlift Wing is parked outside the hangar

An aerial view of the Air Force One hangar facility at the base. One o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Marty Gopert Release Status: Released... more

Photograph of President William J. Clinton Talking on the Telephone to Russian President Boris Yeltsin aboard Air Force One

Photograph of President William J. Clinton Talking on the Telephone to...

This item is a photograph of President William J. Clinton talking on the telephone to Russian President Boris Yeltsin aboard Air Force One. The image was photographed by Robert McNeely. Photographs Relating ... more

A left side view of Air Force One parked (VC-25A aircraft) on the tarmac at NAS Norfolk. The President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, is arriving in Norfolk to thank sailors and their families for their support during Operation Uphold Democracy off Haiti

A left side view of Air Force One parked (VC-25A aircraft) on the tarm...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UPHOLD DEMOCRACY Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera ... more

President William Clinton waves as he descends the steps of Air Force One after his arrival at Kuwait International Airport. The President will visit troops at Liberty Base who are stationed with the 24th Mechanized from Fort Stewart and Fort Benning, and also receive the "Mubarak Al-Kabeer" medal from Amir Sheikh Jabar Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah

President William Clinton waves as he descends the steps of Air Force ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VIGILANT WARRIOR Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Blaze E. Lipowski Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

Operation Uphold Democracy - Presidential Visit for United Nations Transition. Air Force One flies behind Warrior Base Camp as it makes its final approach into Port-au-Prince, Haiti. President Clinton flew to Haiti to address and meet with troops of the Joint Task Force and attend the United Nations transition ceremony

Operation Uphold Democracy - Presidential Visit for United Nations Tra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UPHOLD DEMOCRACY Base: Port-Au-Prince Country: Haiti (HTI) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT James D. Mossman Release Status: Rele... more

A right front view of Air Force One, a modified VC-747 aircraft, coming in for a landing at the international airport

A right front view of Air Force One, a modified VC-747 aircraft, comin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Jacksonville State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: John Bouvia, USN Ret. Release Status: Released t... more

A right side view of Air Force One, a modified VC-747 aircraft, as it is about to touch down for a landing at the international airport

A right side view of Air Force One, a modified VC-747 aircraft, as it ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Jacksonville State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: John Bouvia, USN Ret. Release Status: Released t... more

President William Jefferson Clinton and the First Lady wave as they walk across the runway for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. Air Force One and an F-15 Eagle are in the background

President William Jefferson Clinton and the First Lady wave as they wa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Christopher J .Matthews Release Stat... more

A right front view of Air Force One, a modified VC-747 aircraft, coming in for a landing at the international airport

A right front view of Air Force One, a modified VC-747 aircraft, comin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Jacksonville State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: John Bouvia, USN Ret. Release Status: Released t... more

TECH. SGT. Toney Shrum, 314th Maintenance Squadron, shows Colonel Sergiy Volodymyrovych Malashevskiy, SENIOR Engineer, Ukrainian Air Force, one of the many available tools for maintenance on the C-130 Hercules aircraft

TECH. SGT. Toney Shrum, 314th Maintenance Squadron, shows Colonel Serg...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock Air Force Base State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Elton L. Clemons Release St... more

Air Force One and the National Airborne Operations Center parked side by side for the first time in history

Air Force One and the National Airborne Operations Center parked side ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall State: Suffolk Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Brad Fallin Release Status: Released to P... more

President William Jefferson Clinton waves to spectators as he is escorted from the presidential helicopter, Marince One, to Air Force One by Brigadier General Gary A. Voellger, 437th Airlift Wing commander, Charleston Air Force Base. The president recently returned from Greeleyville, SC after visiting a rural black church that was destroyed by arson a year ago

President William Jefferson Clinton waves to spectators as he is escor...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Charleston Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA William Hoy Release Stat... more

Air Force One parked at the RAF, United Kingdom

Air Force One parked at the RAF, United Kingdom

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall Country: Great Britain / England (GBR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Brad Fallin, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

Air Force One prepares to taxi down the runway as it departs after a memorial service honoring the 19 killed in the bomb blast in Saudi, Arabia

Air Force One prepares to taxi down the runway as it departs after a m...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Cindy Farmer Release Status: Released to... more

President Clinton waves from the doorway of Air Force One departing after a memorial service at the All Veterans Memorial

President Clinton waves from the doorway of Air Force One departing af...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Cindy Farmer Release Status: Released to... more

President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady are escorted from Air Force One, in the background, to the Marine One helicopter by Brig. General Lichte and Colonel Skorupa

President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady are escorted from A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Jessica M. Fatheree Release Statu... more

President William Jefferson Clinton departs Air Force One, a Boeing 747-200B, upon his arrival to Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. He is visiting Grand Forks to survey the recent flood damage in the city of Grand Forks, 22 April 1997

President William Jefferson Clinton departs Air Force One, a Boeing 74...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grand Forks Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Al Rubenstein, USAF Rele... more

Air Force One, a Boeing 747-200B, arrives with President William Jefferson Clinton on board for his tour of the flood stricken area of Grand Forks, North Dakota, 22 April 1997

Air Force One, a Boeing 747-200B, arrives with President William Jeffe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grand Forks Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Al Rubenstein, USAF Rele... more

An MH-53J PAVE LOW III helicopter assigned to the 58th Special Operations Wing, which supported President Clinton's visit to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, sits on the flight line near Air Force One

An MH-53J PAVE LOW III helicopter assigned to the 58th Special Operati...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kirtland Air Force Base State: New Mexico (NM) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released t... more

President William Jefferson Clinton arrives at Dover Air Force Base on Air Force One. He is greeted by the base Honor Guard

President William Jefferson Clinton arrives at Dover Air Force Base on...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dover Air Force Base State: Delaware (DE) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Michael Ayers, CIV, USAF Release Status... more

USAF (retired) General Metcalf (left) with USAF Brigadier General Arthur J. Lichte, Commander of the 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews AFB, Maryland during a presentation for the retirement of the VC-137C aircraft "SAM 26000" (Air Force One) to the USAF Museum at Dayton, Ohio

USAF (retired) General Metcalf (left) with USAF Brigadier General Arth...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: US Air Force Museum, Dayton State: Ohio (OH) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mark Pugel, Civilian Release Status:... more

Aerial image of building 5016, Air Force One Hangar, at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland

Aerial image of building 5016, Air Force One Hangar, at Andrews Air Fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Andrews Air Force Base State: Maryland (MD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... more

President Clinton arrives at Norfolk Naval Base on Air Force One amid traditional Naval ceremony prior to addressing U.S. and NATO military personnel, families, and civilian Department of Defense employees (not shown), expressing thanks to personnel deployed overseas in support of NATO Operation Allied Force. Secretary of Defense William Cohn and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, US Army GEN Henry Shelton are shown walking behind the President

President Clinton arrives at Norfolk Naval Base on Air Force One amid ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ALLIED FORCE Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Oper... more

President Clinton, about to enter Air Force One, departs Norfolk Naval Base in the rain after addressing U.S. and NATO military personnel, families, and civilian Department of Defense employees (not shown), expressing thanks to personnel deployed overseas in support of NATO Operation Allied Force

President Clinton, about to enter Air Force One, departs Norfolk Naval...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ALLIED FORCE Base: Naval Air Station, Norfolk State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Oper... more

President William Jefferson Clinton shakes hands with Mrs. Becky Lord, wife of US Air Force Lieutenant General Lance Lord (Center), Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. This event took place on the Peterson AFB flight on June 2nd, 1999. Air Force One is parked on the flight line in the background

President William Jefferson Clinton shakes hands with Mrs. Becky Lord,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Peterson Air Force Base State: Colorado (CO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Alex Lloyd, USAF Release Status... more

President William Jefferson Clinton is aboard Air Force One (VC-25) after landing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, with Pikes Peak in the background

President William Jefferson Clinton is aboard Air Force One (VC-25) af...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Peterson Air Force Base State: Colorado (CO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Alex Lloyd, USAF Release Status... more

President William Jefferson Clinton shakes hands with US Air Force Brigadier General Jerry M. Drennan, Comander, 21st Space Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, while his wife Bobbie looks on. This event took place on June 2nd, 1999. Air Force One is parked on the Peterson AFB flight line in the background

President William Jefferson Clinton shakes hands with US Air Force Bri...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Peterson Air Force Base State: Colorado (CO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Alex Lloyd, USAF Release Status... more

President William Jefferson Clinton (2nd from left) walks on the Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, flight line past Air Force One with Mrs. Lord (left), US Air Force Lieutenant General Lance W. Lord, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, USAF Brigadier General Jerry M. Drennan, Commander, 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, CO, and Mrs. Drennan. This event took place on June 2nd, 1999

President William Jefferson Clinton (2nd from left) walks on the Peter...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Peterson Air Force Base State: Colorado (CO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Alex Lloyd, USAF Release Status... more

US President William Jefferson Clinton holds a mirrored gift presented to him by the 1999 USAF Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team with the Boeing 747-200B (VC-25A) Air Force One Presidential Aircraft in the background. This event took place at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, on June 2nd, 1999

US President William Jefferson Clinton holds a mirrored gift presented...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Peterson Air Force Base State: Colorado (CO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Alex Lloyd, USAF Release Status... more

US President William Jefferson Clinton is aboard Air Force One (VC-25) as it lands at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, with the Garden of the Gods National Park in the background

US President William Jefferson Clinton is aboard Air Force One (VC-25)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Peterson Air Force Base State: Colorado (CO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Alex Lloyd, USAF Release Status... more

Medium long shot, left front view, President William Clinton and Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln on passenger stairs from a VC-25 Air Force One, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas

Medium long shot, left front view, President William Clinton and Arkan...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Little Rock Air Force Base State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Deltrise Hall Release Status:... more

Photograph of President William Jefferson Clinton Talking on the Telephone Aboard Air Force One

Photograph of President William Jefferson Clinton Talking on the Telep...

This item is a photograph of President William Jefferson Clinton talking on the telephone aboard Air Force One. The image was photographed by Sharon Farmer. Photographs Relating to the Clinton Administration