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President to Honor Troops Returning from Iraq at Fort Bragg; Attend 112th Army-Navy Football Game

WASHINGTON, DC – On Saturday, December 10, President Obama, Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will attend the 112th edition of the annual Army vs. Navy football game at FedEx Field.  More information regarding their attendance will be released when it becomes available.

In addition, on Wednesday, December 14th, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina where they will deliver remarks to troops.  As we definitively end America’s war in Iraq this month, the President wanted to speak directly to the troops at Ft. Bragg and to members of the Armed Forces and their families everywhere. The President will speak about the enormous sacrifices and achievements of the brave Americans who served in the Iraq War, and he will speak about the extraordinary milestone of bringing the war in Iraq to an end.   Like many other military installations across this nation, during the war in Iraq, service members from Ft. Bragg – and their families – have provided remarkable service to our country through their deployments to Iraq. More details regarding their visit to Ft. Bragg will be released when they are available.

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