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Jan. 4, 2017

Defense Leaders Salute Obama at Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford hosted an armed forces full-honor review farewell ceremony for President Barack Obama at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

Dec. 25, 2016

Obama Thanks Service Members From Hawaii

During a Christmas visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, President Barack Obama told service members that it has been the privilege of his life to serve as their commander in chief.

Sept. 29, 2016

Obama Responds to Questions Posed by Service Members, Families

Service members and their families at Fort Lee, Va., asked the president tough questions during a town hall meeting aired by CNN.

Sept. 28, 2016

Obama Thanks Troops, Pledges Country Will Honor Debt to Those Who Serve

President Barack Obama thanked service members during a visit to Fort Lee, Va., and said the nation will honor its debts to those who serve.

Sept. 23, 2016

President Salutes Families of Fallen Service Members

President Barack Obama saluted the sacrifices of the mothers and families of America’s fallen service members, as he proclaimed Sept. 25 as Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day.

Sept. 9, 2016

Obama, Carter Strongly Condemn North Korea’s Latest Nuclear Test

President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear test in the strongest possible terms and reaffirmed America’s unwavering commitment to regional allies.

Aug. 4, 2016

ISIL Knows It Will Lose, Already Shifting Strategy, Obama Says at Pentagon

At the Pentagon, President Barack Obama said Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leaders know they will lose in Syria and Iraq, and they are already shifting their strategy in advance of that sure defeat.

July 8, 2016

Obama: U.S. to be Lead Nation for Enhanced NATO Presence in Poland

President Barack Obama announced the United States will be the lead nation for an enhanced NATO presence in Poland, which will see an increase in NATO and American forces and military equipment.

Feb. 26, 2016

Do I Look Healthy in These Genes?

President Barack Obama hosted a precision medicine summit at the White House, where a Defense Department leader, medical professionals and researchers highlighted a new era of innovation in care for veterans and service members.

Dec. 17, 2015

Obama: Counterterrorism Experts Stand Vigilant Watch

Americans cannot give in to fear from terrorism, President Barack Obama said in a televised address from the National Counterterrorism Center.

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