Thousands of students gathered across Texas A&M University’s campus Wednesday to watch as the 89th Airlift Wing, based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, conducted a tribute flight in honor of former President George H.W. Bush with an Air Force VC-25A over the interment site at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center.
When the President of the United States is onboard the VC-25A, it is commonly referred to as “Air Force One.” For the mission supporting the State Funeral — the aircraft call sign is “Special Airlift Mission 41” — in honor of Bush.
President Bush will be laid to rest Thursday, Dec. 6 on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center Texas A&M.