The subject of a prior blog entry we now have a better understanding of? Status quo, routine? My thanks to Freeper.
"Navy 'Doomsday Plane' Spotted in Colorado"
"A routine training flight by the U.S. Navy’s E-6B Mercury 'doomsday plane' captured the attention of sky-watchers this week in Colorado. The four-engine command-and-control plane based on Boeing Co.’s 707 airliner [this E-6B is not a 747?] on Wednesday took off from Travis Air Force Base in California and circled over Denver before continuing on to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. It was apparently the hour-long racetrack holding pattern that turned the heads."
"Doomsday" as seen loitering over the Denver area, causing speculation in some quarters.
"Doomsday" as the TACAMO [Take Charge And Move Out] military aircraft that will issue the "go" codes to nuclear equipped units in time of global thermonuclear war.
Can be seen now as ROUTINE? That combination of AF-1, AF-2 and SAM all in the air at the same and in conjunction with a flight of a TACAMO aircraft was election time movement and nothing more apparently and NOT the result of a response to an impending crisis.
P.S.: This aircraft a TACAMO and not the "Doomsday" plane. The former a modified Boeing while the latter a Boeing 747 able to carry the National Command Authority. The former strictly a crew of military the latter a mix of military and civilian personnel.