Subject: Travel pool report #4
Aug. 7, 2013
Camp Pendleton, California
Helicopter landed at Camp Pendleton at 11:47 a.m. local time after a
lengthy but pretty ride over mountains, water, buildings.
The site of POTUS’s remarks is nearby, walking distance. A neon red
sign on a building greeted him “Welcome President Barack Obama.”
POTUS to deliver remarks to military, primarily marines, in massive
hanger. Marines are wearing desert digital camouflage. There are some
civilians, mostly military families. Some are standing and others in
bleachers. A large American flag is behind the makeshift stage. One
side of the hanger is open to a view of mountains.
Speech is open press.