Pres. Biden’s First Visit to Rehoboth Since Becoming President Could be Next Week!


Rehoboth is preparing for its first visit of President Joe Biden which could happen in just a few days. This will be his first visit since taking office.

This past week, Secret Service activity has noticeably increased around his beach house and in North Shores.

Last Wednesday, iDewey posted a screenshot of a Sikorsky VH-3D Sea King helicopter landing in the Gordons Pond parking lot of the Cape Henlopen State Park. The VH-3D is from the Marine Helicopter Squadron (HMX-1) that flies the President. Whether or not the helicopters will actually use that lot for routine landings remains to be seen, but the President’s beach house is within walking distance.

A helicopter from the Marine helicopter squadron that flies the President was photographed last Wednesday making a test landing on the Gordons Pond lot in the Cape Henlopen State Park. Screenshot courtesy iDewey.

Michael Globetti, DNREC spokesman, said on Thursday that he could confirm that “a portion of the Gordons Pond parking lot was closed Wednesday and used for a White House Military Office helicopter exercise.”

Area airports are already preparing for a temporary flight restriction (TFR) expected this coming week that will have a significant impact on air traffic throughout the region. Coast Guard helicopters and vessels are expected to patrol the Cape Henlopen area and military elements are moving into the region to support a presidential visit.