From: Steve Clemons
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 15:01
To: Goodman, Meghan Hays K. EOP/OVP
Subject: VPOTUS pool report 1 - Off to Kiev
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. arrived at Joint Base Andrews aboard Marine Two and boarded Air Force Two for his final trip overseas in his current official capacity at 2:53pmET. Biden and his team are headed to Kiev, Ukraine and then to Davos, Switzerland for the 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
None of VP Biden's grandchildren are joining this last journey, a feature of many of his past trips abroad. Dr. Jill Biden also not accompanying him on this last AF2 trip.
VP Biden did pose for pictures with the wife and young son of a departing flight operations staff member.
Some of those accompanying him are the Vice President's National Security Advisor Colin Kahl, National Security Council Senior Director for Europe Charles Kupchan, VP Communications Director Kate Bedingfield,
the Vice President's Special Advisor for Europe Anna Makanju, Deputy Asst Secretary of Defense for Russia Ukraine and Balkans Michael Carpenter, official VP photographer Daniel Lienemann, State Department Asst Chief of Protocol Nick Schmit, Deputy Communications Director Meghan Goodman, Physician to the Vice President Dr. Kevin O'Connor - otherwise known as "Doc."
A picture perfect, sunny day and 45 degrees here at Joint Base Andrews.
Wheels up at 3:04pmET.
Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
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