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Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

U.S. Air Force Special Air Missions

 
 
U.S. Air Force Special Air Missions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 5, 2011
1. U.S. Air Force Special Air Missions Marker
Inscription. This Lockheed Jetstar is the original 4-engine prototype first flown on 3 April 1958. Its descendant, the C-140B has flown over half of all Special Air Missions [SAM] since joining the 89th Military Airlift Wing in 1963. The workhorse of the SAM fleet, this Jetstar is fitting tribute to all men and women of the 89th Military Airlift Wing and its predecessor units. They have written a remarkable chapter in Air Force and aviation history—-one of unparalleled safety, reliability and service while airlifting the President, Vice-President, and senior government officials of the United States and other nations. To all SAM professionals we dedicate this monument.
27 August 1983

 
Erected 1983 by U.S. Air Force.
 
Location. 38° 48.408′ N, 76° 52.759′ W. Marker is in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Knerr Drive east of Arnold Avenue. Click for map. The memorial is in the park north of the base operations building parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Andrews Air Force Base MD 20762, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. His Lordship’s Kindness (approx. 2.6 miles
U.S. Air Force Special Air Missions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 5, 2011
2. U.S. Air Force Special Air Missions Marker
visible on the ground beneath the prototype Jetstar aircraft.
away); Slaves’ Infirmary [on His Lordship’s Kindness] (approx. 2.7 miles away); Cat and Mouse (approx. 2.9 miles away); Restless Time (approx. 2.9 miles away); Crucifix (approx. 2.9 miles away); John Wilkes Booth (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named John Wilkes Booth (approx. 3.1 miles away); Surratt Tavern (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Special Air Mission. Wikipedia (Submitted on March 6, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Joint Base Andrews; "Home of Air Force One".
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
The Jetstar prototype on display at the U.S. Air Force Special Air Missions memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 5, 2011
3. The Jetstar prototype on display at the U.S. Air Force Special Air Missions memorial
Nearby memorial plaque displaying the names of U.S. Air Force Medal of Honor recipients. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 5, 2011
4. Nearby memorial plaque displaying the names of U.S. Air Force Medal of Honor recipients.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 692 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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