From: Jaffe, Greg
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2015 4:21 PM
To: Allen, Jessica L. EOP/WHO
Subject: White House Hawaii pool report #1
The president's motorcade began rolling from his Kailua compound to Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay at 4:21 p.m. His SUV was outfitted with an American flag and presidential flag that he hasn't carried with him on other trips around the island.
Here's some background from the White House on the event and the president's recent Christmas season time with the troops:
"Yesterday, the President made telephone calls to US service members from each branch of the military who are currently stationed around the globe. The President expressed his gratitude on behalf of all Americans for the service and sacrifice of our troops and their families.
This morning, the First Family opened Christmas gifts and sang carols.
Later this afternoon, the President and the First Lady will go to the Marine Corps Base Hawaii - Kaneohe Bay to visit with service members and their families and thank them for their service to the country."
The Washington Post