The United States President is one of the most powerful persons in the world. That title secures him many privileges which bring a variety of vehicles under his command. Because of the President’s role as Commander-in-Chief he exclusively uses military transports for international travel, however, the civilian Secret Service operates the Presidents motorcade.
Meet the Beasts on air, land and sea used for President’s transportation.
Air Force One
Air Force One is the official air traffic control call sign for a United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. In common parlance, the term refers to those Air Force aircraft specifically designed, built, and used for the purpose of transporting the president. The presidential aircraft is a prominent symbol of the American presidency and its power.
The current model of presidential state car is a unique Cadillac built upon a medium-duty truck platform. The car is equipped with many life-saving, offensive, and defensive measures, and is built to the United States Secret Service’s standards. When riding in the state car, the president is cut off from the outside world but has extensive 21st-century communications gear at hand. In a recent change, the vehicle bears standard Washington, D.C. license plates.
Ground Force One
Ground Force One is the unofficial code-name for the black armored buses used to transport the President of the United States and other dignitaries. The United States Secret Service formerly used rented buses as part of the presidential motorcade, with retro-fitting for secure communications where necessary. In August 2011 the Secret Service introduced a new permanent addition to the federal government’s fleet, initially for use by Barack Obama in the campaign leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election.
Marine One is the call sign of any United States Marine Corps aircraft carrying the President of the United States. It usually denotes a helicopter operated by Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1 “Nighthawks”), either the large VH-3D Sea King or the newer, smaller VH-60N “WhiteHawk”. A Marine Corps aircraft carrying the Vice President has the call sign Marine Two.
Navy One is the call sign of any United States Navy aircraft carrying the President of the United States. There has only been one such aircraft: a Lockheed S-3 Viking, BuNo 159387, assigned to the “Blue Wolves” of VS-35, which transported President George W. Bush to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln off the coast of San Diego, California on May 1, 2003. The pilot was Commander Skip Lussier, then VS-35’s executive officer; and the flight officer was Lieutenant Ryan Phillips.
A Day in the Life of the Russian Marines
On November 27, Russia celebrates the Naval Infantry’s Day. Events are held in the brigades of the country’s Pacific, Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets, as well as in two battalions of the Caspian flotilla, individual squadrons and subunits. Take a look at the everyday life of these Russian servicemen in black berets down below.
The Day of the Russian Naval Infantry was officially established in December 1995. It is a relatively young holiday, despite the fact that the country’s Marines date back more than three centuries. According to historians, the first “regiment of naval soldiers” was created in the Russian Empire in 1705 by Tsar Peter the Great.
These days, the “black berets,” whose motto is “The victory is where we are!”, serve on the ships of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean, as well as on ships of the Northern and Pacific Fleets performing their tasks in different areas of the World Ocean.
Hottest Weapon: Israeli Female Soldiers Show Off Their Sexy Side
If looks could kill Israeli military servicewomen could be at the forefront. Instagram account where the young camouflage-clad ladies demonstrate their beauty has already attracted tens of thousands of followers.
Military service in Israel is mandatory both for men and women, men serve three years, while women serve two.
These young women aren’t camera shy and have taken to Instagram to demonstrate that a military uniform and an M-16 over your shoulder can look dangerously sexy.
Some photos of the representatives of the army highlight the fact that the Israeli military uniform can look very feminine.
Although the soldiers have to deal with heavy weaponry and intense training, the ladies are not afraid to show off their fun, playful side, posting sexy photos of themselves.
Many Instagram followers look forward to seeing new photos of these Israeli beauties as there are over 50,000 people following #Girlsdefense on the social media platform.
Women are allowed to serve in 83 percent of the Israel Defense Forces, including combat units. They can choose to spend years of service in the offices of the General Staff, hospitals, educational institutions and other similar places.
However, many women proudly enroll in combat infantry, border police and other combat units.