Osprey aircraft deployed for first time in support of Marine One
August 11th, 2013
07:56 AM ET
9 years ago

Osprey aircraft deployed for first time in support of Marine One

(CNN) - Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys, aircraft that take off vertically, provided a dramatic new look for President Barack Obama's travel detail as he and the first lady began a Martha's Vineyard vacation on Saturday.

The Ospreys - making their presidential debut - shuttled White House staff, media and Secret Service members from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod.


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  1. Wake up People!

    Come on Fox-lite. Haven't you provided enough red meat for the uneducated, rabid, racist wolves that post here now that Faux no longer takes comments??

    August 11, 2013 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  2. bill pike

    vacation and obama is paying what part of this??? how about the middle class???

    August 11, 2013 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  3. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    I wouldn't ride on one!!!!!!

    August 11, 2013 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  4. Marie MD

    TO THE HATERS, regarding presidential vacations.
    Obama 97
    Shrub #43 367 (over a year)
    In the same period of time during their respective presidencies.
    Tell limbaugh, oreilly, all of the faux news crazies, all rethugs/teatrolls and insanity to shove it!

    August 11, 2013 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  5. brd893

    Huma is a mother and wife first and naturally will protect her family. I am sure that now that she knows the truth she will be seen less and less and regain the admiration of people and move on to be deputy White House Chief of staff in 2016.

    August 11, 2013 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  6. Gurgyl

    Please do not experiment on president–thoroughly check whether they work. These new experiments–not worth the risk. Lot to take care by president.

    August 11, 2013 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  7. Pete

    Pres.Obama thinking again..He knows its cheaper using two Ospreys than Air Force 1 and our citizens know it..The trouble is republicans the ignorent,extremist ones complain he's taking time off when in actuality he's only taken about 10% of what both Bushs took while as presidents..GWBush took over 450 days off in his first two years of his first term alone and daddy Bush took over a 1000 days off in his one term so quit crying when in fact Pres.Obamas taken a mere 128 days off and let the man have some private time hypocrites ,he deserves it!!And remember those are real facts not FAUX facts!!And let me add even if the Bushs spent their times at Camp David or Crawford at the ranch he still used Air Force 1 and had all the security goodies as well as the journalists,covered it all so quit crying !!

    August 11, 2013 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  8. onlyfacts

    Although this has been in the workings for over 5 years and the Pentagon makes the decisions regarding transporting and protecting the POTUS, Fox "news" will turn this into, "look where Obama is wasting your money now" and then all the sheep will say, "oh my god, look at what this arrogant fool is doing now", with total disregard of facts. Fox "news" is singlehandedly dumbing down America, one day at a time, one misleading "news" story at a time. They have learned there is a type of person who, if they trust you, will believe anything you tell them. The GOP has learned this too, tell them anything and they will not only obey, but fight for the "cause". Fortunately there is another type of person who has the mental capacity to see through the bee es. The problem is, you can never convince a Fox "news" type of person they are being misled. Go figure......they believe anything Hannity says, but won't for any reason believe what their brother, sister, parent or friend says. These people cannot be changed or enlightened. So why then am I writing all this? Severe Frustration with the human race!!!!!!!!!

    August 11, 2013 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  9. Steveo

    Pres.Obama thinking again..He knows its cheaper using two Ospreys than Air Force 1 and our citizens know it..
    Sorry but the Osprey shuttled the STAFF and NOT the President. if you read the full story you will see there are NO plans for the president to fly in the Osprey, so while "he knows its cheaper using two Ospreys than Air Force 1",that don't matter, he flew in Air Force-1.

    August 11, 2013 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  10. The Pontificator

    this aircraft is a death trap. The whole program was pushed through. Think of all the other vehicles that can do the same role.

    August 11, 2013 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |