The White House has announced that President Barack Obama will pay a visit to Camp Pendleton this week. The U.S. President will be travelling on Wednesday, August 7th to Camp Pendleton, the San Diego Marine base, to visit with troops and their families to show appreciation and thanks for their extraordinary contributions to our nation.
The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force is comprised of 57,000 and their home base of Camp Pendleton was notified of the visit on July 30th. After enduring 12 years of war, the Marines are very excited to receive recognition from the President himself.
Commanding general of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Lt. Gen. John Toolan Jr. shared some of the excitement saying, â€œAs we draw down in Afghanistan, the president is recognizing the contribution that has come from this MEF and thanking the Marines and sailors here for the job they’ve done.â€
Despite having removed ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Marine Corps still is very active in the area; providing security and training to build a crisis response unit called the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade.
Barack Obama will come to California after his appearance in Arizona is finished for his middle-class speech tour. The middle-class speech tour has been inspired by Obama’s ideas to grow the middle class and boost the economy. After Obama pays a visit to Phoenix on Tuesday, he will go to Burbank, CA in order to be on â€œThe Tonight Showâ€ with Jay Leno.
This is Barack Obama’s third visit to San Diego and hopefully not his last. Obama will most likely visit the recovering troops at Camp Pendleton in the Wounded Warrior Barracks and hospital.
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