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Journalists Reprimanded for Stealing From Air Force One
Reporters Reprimanded for
Stealing From Air Force One

Reporters Reprimanded for Stealing From Air Force One

Apparently 'everyone does it'

(Newser) - Apparently quite a few things have gone missing from Air Force One—enough that Kelly O'Donnell, NBC correspondent and president of the White House Correspondents' Association, recently issued a stern reminder to colleagues that they're not allowed to take items off the aircraft—and that if they do,...

Shots Fired as Intruder Breaches Home of Air Force One

Joint Base Andrews is breached by intruder, again

(Newser) - Another intruder has breached the home of Air Force One, one of the nation's most sensitive military bases, and this time a resident opened fire on the trespasser, Joint Base Andrews said in a statement late Monday. During the incident, which occurred at about 11:30am Monday, “a...

Air Force One Won't Have Trump's Color Scheme

Replacement aircraft to stick with past design

(Newser) - President Biden's administration has scrapped former President Trump's red, white and blue design for the new generation of presidential aircraft after an Air Force review suggested it would raise costs and delay the delivery of the new jets. Boeing is currently modifying two Boeing 747-800 aircraft that will...

Trump Really Did Strike a Good Deal for the 'American People'

Word to the wise: think twice about long-term, fixed-cost contracts

(Newser) - It seems these inflationary times have taught Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun a lesson about fixed-cost contracts. He may have also learned a thing or two about negotiating with Donald Trump. Four years after Boeing agreed to convert two 747s into suitable Air Force Ones, Calhoun openly regretted the deal in...

How a Semi-Retired Guy Cracked Trump's Iraq Visit

It all hinged on Alan Meloy looking out his window

(Newser) - President Trump's Iraq visit was kept highly secret, except from a guy who happened to be looking out his window in a suburb of Sheffield, England, on Wednesday. "It was a lovely sunny morning," Alan Meloy tells the BBC . "I looked up and as soon as...

Rosenstein's Job May Be Safe After All

Trump says he has no plans to fire deputy AG: 'I get along very well with him'

(Newser) - President Trump is flying to Florida on Monday, and one of his fellow passengers aboard Air Force One drew the attention of reporters: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. That's the same Rod Rosenstein who was rumored to be on the brink of dismissal just two weeks ago after a...

NYT Describes Air Force One Commotion Over a TV Channel

CNN is not the president's network of choice

(Newser) - President Trump's displeasure with "fake news" CNN is well known, and the New York Times is out with an anecdote to back that up. It viewed an internal email between the White House Military Office and the White House Communications Agency regarding a recent incident on Air Force...

It's Official: Say Hello to Red, White, and Blue

Air Force One is getting a $3.9B makeover

(Newser) - President Donald Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover, the AP reports. Trump says the familiar baby blue color on the presidential aircraft will give way to a red, white, and blue color scheme. Updated models could be in service before the end of a potential Trump...

Report: Trump Sick of Air Force One's 'Jackie Kennedy' Look

President has suggested new bed, paint job, per Axios

(Newser) - Air Force One is reportedly not to Donald Trump's taste. The president wants a bigger, cushier bed and a "more American" look for his aircraft, now painted what he calls a "Jackie Kennedy color," Axios is reporting. Air Force One last underwent a redesign under the...

Air Force One's New Fridges Will Cost Taxpayers $24M

'We would have been impeached,' tweets former Obama adviser

(Newser) - President Trump has been critical of costs associated with Air Force One in the past, calling them "out of control" just before taking office, CNN reports. So it's unclear how he feels about the $23.6 million contract the US Air Force signed with Boeing last month to...

Boeing Promises Trump It Will Cut Air Force One Costs

He met with aerospace chiefs at Florida estate

(Newser) - After meeting with the CEOs of Boeing and Lockheed Martin on Wednesday, Donald Trump secured one promise: His successor will fly in a cheaper plane. In what Reuters calls the president-elect's "latest move to use the bully pulpit to pressure companies to help advance his economic agenda,"...

Trump Boeing Tweet Came After CEO Criticized Policy

The company's stock nosedived in early trading

(Newser) - The immense power that Donald Trump's tweets now carry was brought home Tuesday morning, when he tweeted a complaint about "out of control" costs for Boeing's new 747 Air Force One jets, saying "Cancel order!"—a move that caused Boeing's stock to fall...

Trump on New Air Force One: 'Cancel Order'

He says Boeing replacement planes will cost $4B

(Newser) - Donald Trump apparently thinks that the future presidential plane could tone it down a little. "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!" the president-elect tweeted Tuesday morning. Asked about the...

Home of Air Force One Locked Down Over Bomb Threat

A woman was taken into custody at Joint Base Andrews

(Newser) - Joint Base Andrews—perhaps best known as the home of Air Force One—was locked down Thursday evening due to a bomb threat, ABC News reports. Authorities say a woman walked into the Maryland base's visitor center around 5:15pm and claimed to have a bomb strapped to her...

You Can Now Own Your Very Own Air Force One

Former presidential plane goes under the hammer

(Newser) - If you've ever dreamed of re-enacting scenes from the 1997 Harrison Ford action-thriller Air Force One in real life (and haven't we all? "Get off my plane!"), your time has come. The government is auctioning off a plane that was formerly part of the presidential...

F-15s Intercept 2 Planes in Presidential Airspace

Small aircraft strayed into Obama's restricted zone

(Newser) - Two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two small planes that strayed into restricted airspace as President Obama flew out of JFK airport after a campaign stop in Connecticut last night, reports AP . The first plane was intercepted over Long Island at 7pm and escorted to an airfield where...

RNC: Obama Fraudulently Using Air Force One

It claims his recent travel has been for campaign purposes

(Newser) - Republicans think Barack Obama's trips on Air Force One amount to nothing less than fraud. RNC Chair Reince Priebus has sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking it to investigate Obama's recent travel, alleging that the events he's traveling to have been "widely reported...

Fighters Intercept Pot Plane in Obama Airspace

Cessna strays too close as Obama heads to LAX

(Newser) - What were they smoking? A four-seater Cessna plane hauling marijuana yesterday strayed into restricted airspace designed to protect President Obama, who was flying on Marine One; the small plane was intercepted by fighter jets. The incident occurred as the president was traveling in the helicopter from Orange County to Los...

Air Force One Death Call to Rose Kennedy Released

National Archives release recording of conversations day JFK was killed

(Newser) - A heart-wrenching call from Lyndon Johnson placed to Rose Kennedy from Air Force One has finally been released more than 48 years after her son was assassinated. "I wish to God there was something I could do," says Johnson the day John F. Kennedy was killed. "I...

President Obama's Hawaii Vacation Costs Millions of Dollars

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Guess How Much Obama's Hawaii Vacation Costs

Price of flying Air Force One has gone up since last estimate

(Newser) - Barack Obama has officially arrived in Hawaii for his family’s annual Christmas getaway to the state, and what a pricey trip it is: The Hawaiian Reporter estimated the cost of the vacation at more than $4 million. The exact cost of the trip is unknown, but based on the...

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