President Obama en route to his chef’s wedding

Subject: Travel Pool Report #1 — Andrews departure


Marine One touched down at Joint Base Andrews at 4:49 p.m. on this warm, cloudy afternoon. President Obama, in a dark suit and tie, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha emerged and walked across the tarmac. The First Lady and both daughters wore black, sleeveless dresses and appeared ready for a formal affair. The president and First Lady waved at the top of the steps.


Valerie Jarrett and Kristin Jones followed a minute later.


The president and family quickly ascended the stairs to Air Force One. The smaller version of Air Force One will be deployed again for this day trip to attend a “personal event.”


At 4:55 p.m., Air Force One is poised to depart. Our destination is Westchester County, New York.


Colleen McCain Nelson

The Wall Street Journal