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Jan. 4, 2017

Face of Defense: Airman Provides Logistics for Obama’s Archival Move

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

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.

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