The helicopter has a Presidential Seal on one side and Eisenhower’s five-star rank on the other, honoring his two terms as Commander in Chief and his military service as a general in the U.S. Army, according to a news release from the White House Historical Association.
Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin is this year’s first-ever official supporter of the ornament. Sikorsky, a Lockheed company, has built every presidential helicopter from the Eisenhower administration to today.
It’s available online and at the White House History Shop (1610 H Street NW) and the White House Visitor Center (1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW).
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