Why Is It Named...? / 25.02.2013

Do you know why it's named Andrews Air Force Base? Who was Andrews? If you know, before reading this, you are an all-star GoDCer. [caption id="attachment_5079" align="aligncenter" width="604" caption="Air Force One lands in Dallas, November 22nd, 1963"][/caption] The new Air Force One, and the first jet in service for the president, set a new record in 1963. The Soviets claimed that the United States did not have any aircraft that could fly non-stop from Washington to Moscow. Not only did the Air Force have such an aircraft, it happened to be the president's official transport. On May 20th, 1963, the Washington Post reported on the record-setting flight and shattering of another Soviet myth. MOSCOW, May...