President Obama will have access to a fleet of helicopters which take off and land right on the south lawn of the White House. Marine One is the name given to the helicopter carrying The President. There are reportedly three identical helicopters which all fly at the same time, landing at different times as security decoys. Marine One is used for short trips.
On January 20, 2009 Barack Hussein Obama’s improbable path to the presidency of the United States of America will be completed.
The son of a Black man from Kenya and a White woman from Kansas whose childhood found him places like Hawaii and Indonesia, whose educational career carried him to Occidental College, Harvard University and Columbia. His professional career found him as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and his career as an activist brought him to the tough gritty streets of the south side of Chicago. Now, this seemingly unlikely path has taken him to The White House in Washington D.C.
Barack H. Obama's Presidential Inauguration Coverage
Over the next few days during my stay in Washington, D.C. while covering the inauguration for The Final Call, I will be updating my blog, doing my best to bring you some of the sights and happenings of this historic event. I will also answer any questions you may have.
The president is the Chief Executive Officer of the United States of America and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. On Jan. 20 after taking the Oath of Office Barack H. Obama will become this nation's 44th president.