Jan. 4, 2017
Face of Defense: Airman Provides Logistics for Obama’s Archival Move
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. —
In Washington, archivists are packing thousands of items and records from President Barack Obama's administration to ship to Chicago. Air Force Lt. Col. Vianesa Vargas leads the team of airmen, sailors and soldiers responsible for ensuring that every item is safely transported for the opening of the Obama Presidential Library.
Dec. 28, 2016
Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Pay Respects at Pearl Harbor
President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid their respects at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to the victims and survivors of the attack that drew the United States into World War II 75 years ago.
Dec. 7, 2016
President Thanks MacDill Troops, Families for Their Service to Nation
President Barack Obama visited service members at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, to thank them on behalf of the American people for their dedication to the nation.
Nov. 11, 2016
Obama: Veterans Day Highest Honor Americans Can Bestow On Those Who Served
Veterans Day honors Americans who gave their country the nation’s highest form of service, President Barack Obama said during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
July 16, 2016
Obama Briefed on Turkey Situation; Incirlik Closed, but Safe, Officials Say
President Barack Obama reiterated that the U.S. will continue its unwavering support for Turkey’s democratically elected government, while a Pentagon spokesman said all indications are that DoD personnel in Turkey are safe following an attempted coup.
July 6, 2016
Obama: 8,400 U.S. Troops to Remain in Afghanistan through January
President Barack Obama said remaining U.S. service members will "continue to provide tailored support to help Afghan forces continue to improve.”
June 14, 2016
Obama Offers Condolences to Orlando Victims, Discusses Counter-ISIL Strategy
Following a meeting with his National Security Council, President Barack Obama offered condolences to those affected by the June 12 nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., and discussed efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
May 30, 2016
Obama: Honor by Remembering Stories of the Fallen
ARLINGTON, Va. —
President Obama marked his final Memorial Day as commander in chief by visiting Arlington National Cemetery, where he placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and delivered remarks in the Memorial Amphitheater.
May 27, 2016
President Urges National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day
In his Memorial Day proclamation, President Barack Obama urged all Americans to observe a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time on the May 30 holiday.
May 24, 2016
Lifting Embargo Allows Closer U.S., Vietnam Cooperation, Obama, Carter Say
The U.S. and Vietnam will cooperate more closely on regional security issues now that a decades-long embargo on arms sales to the Southeast Asian nation has been lifted, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.