Capt. Stuart Shippee proposing from near space to his girlfriend Marie Lisman. (Video: BloonStu/YouTube)
HMX-1 Presidential Pilots
HMX-1 is the Presidential support squadron based at Quantico, Virginia. Secondary missions include administrative support for Headquarters Marine Corps in and around the Washington, DC area; administrative and tactical support for the Marine Corps Combat Development Command; and operational testand evaluation of rotary wing aircraft. Only Marine Corps Officers with strict security clearances may apply to fly with HMX-1.