Intruder goes undetected at Andrews AFB where Air Force 1 is housed

Intruder goes undetected at Andrews AFB where Air Force 1 is housed
DOD via The Hill

[Ed. – His ‘mouse ears’ hat didn’t initially tip off security.]

In a highly unusual breach of security last month at the air base that operates the Air Force One presidential aircraft, an apparently aimless intruder went undetected for several hours and walked on and off an airplane on the flight line before his quirky headgear gave him away.

He was wearing what an Air Force investigative report released Thursday described as “a bright red or pink cap that partially covered his ears and had distinctive balls on top that looked a little like mouse ears.”

An airman in the operations office at Joint Base Andrews, located in Maryland just outside Washington, saw the man on the flight line and became suspicious, partly because of the headgear, and called security. Officials said he never got close to Air Force One.

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