Special Air Mission

The United States Air Force Special Air Mission provides air transportation for the president of the United States (POTUS), vice president of the United States (VPOTUS), first lady of the United States (FLOTUS), presidential Cabinet, U.S. congressional delegations (CODELs), and other high-ranking American and foreign dignitaries.

Special Air Mission
SAM 28000 over Mt. Rushmore, one of the two VC-25s used by the Special Air Mission as Air Force One
Active1948–present
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Air Force
RolePresidential Transport
Executive Branch Transport
Congressional Transport
Distinguished Visitor Transport
Part ofAir Mobility Command
Garrison/HQAndrews Air Force Base, Maryland
Insignia
Air Mobility Command emblem

The Special Air Mission is under the cognizance of the Air Mobility Command (AMC) and executed by the 89th Airlift Wing (89 AW) based at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.


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