From: Chris Geidner
Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:55 PM
To: Rutherford, Sarah D. EOP/WHO
Subject: Out-of-town pool report #9
Noting that the scoreboard in the gym at MacDill Air Force Base "coincidentally" happened to show a score of 44 - 44, President Obama told told the crowd of service members and more in the base's basketball gym, "I have been consistently in awe of your performance."
Obama gave a separate shout out to each of the service branches - leading to raucous applause and shouts - as well as civilian employees, and military families.
"The main thing I want to do is just shake your hands," Obama said, noting the 75th anniversary of the base and adding that the "men and women of this base have always stepped up when we needed them."
Before shaking hands with attendees, Obama added: "It has been the privilege and honor of a lifetime to be your commander-in-chief."
Obama and the motorcade departed for the speech location at 3:47p.
Motorcade arrived at the hangar for Obama's speech at 3:53p.
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