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Today

The Schedule

In the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with King Salman bin Abd alAziz of Saudi Arabia; the Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting in the Oval Office. Following this meeting, the President will host a working lunch with the King; the Vice President will also attend. The President and the King will discuss a range of issues and focus on ways to further strengthen the bilateral partnership, including our joint security and counter-terrorism efforts. The working lunch in the Cabinet Room is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of Defense Carter in the Oval Office; the Vice President will also attend. This meeting is closed press.

All times ET

11:30 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with King Salman bin Abd alAziz of Saudi Arabia

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top Final Gather 11:15AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

The Vide President also attends.

1:15 PM

The President holds a working lunch with King Salman bin Abd alAziz of Saudi Arabia

Cabinet Room Closed Press

The Vice President also attends.

4:30 PM

The President meets with Secretary of Defense Carter

Oval Office Closed Press

The Vide President also attends.

Yesterday

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will return to Washington, DC. The arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

All times ET

2:05 AM

The President arrives Anchorage, Alaska

Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska Open to pre-credentialed media

8:55 AM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage

9:00 AM

The Vice President meets with Jewish community leaders to discuss the Iran Deal

David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie, Florida Open Press

Afterwards, the Vice President will return to Washington, D.C. for meetings at the White House.

In the afternoon, the Vice President will travel to Atlanta, Georgia.

9:10 AM

The President arrives at the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 8:50AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

1:30 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

7:30 PM

The Vice President delivers remarks at the Fran Eizenstat and Eizenstat Family Annual Lecture

Ahavath Achim Synagogue Open Press

Afterwards, the Vice President will return to Washington, D.C.

September 2, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will travel to Dillingham, Alaska. The departure from Elmendorf Air Force Base and the arrival at Dillingham Airport will be open to pre-credentialed media.

In Dillingham, the President will meet with local fishermen and families. There will be a pool spray of this visit at Kanakanak Beach. Afterward, the President will attend a cultural performance. There will be pool coverage of this performance at Dillingham Middle School.

The President will then depart Dillingham, Alaska en route Kotzebue, Alaska. The departure from Dillingham Airport and the arrival at Ralph Wien Memorial Airport will be open to pre-credentialed media.

While in Kotzebue, the President will deliver remarks. The President’s remarks at the Kotzebue School will be open to pre-credentialed media. The President will then get a tour of the Kotzebue Shore Avenue Project. There will be pool coverage of the tour.

In the evening, the President will return to Anchorage then depart Alaska en route Washington, DC.

Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Josh Earnest will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Dillingham

All times ET

12:00 AM

The President gets a tour of the Kotzebue Shore Avenue Project School, Kotzebue, Alaska

Kotzebue, Alaska Travel Pool Coverage

12:30 AM

The President departs Kotzebue, Alaska en route Anchorage, Alaska

Ralph Wien Memorial Airport, Kotzebue, Alaska Open to pre-credentialed media

2:30 AM

The President departs Anchorage, Alaska en route Washington, DC

Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska Open to pre-credentialed media

2:45 AM

Vice President delivers remarks

Open Press

In the morning, the Vice President will travel to Miami, Florida.

At 2:45 PM, the Vice President will deliver remarks on the importance of helping more Americans go to college and the critical role that partnerships between community colleges and employers play in helping Americans obtain the skills they need to succeed in the workforce. The Vice President’s remarks at the Science Center at Miami Dade College are open press.

2:45 PM

The President departs Anchorage, Alaska en route Dillingham, Alaska

Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska Open to pre-credentialed media

3:55 PM

The President arrives Dillingham, Alaska

Dillingham Airport, Dillingham, Alaska Open to pre-credentialed media

4:15 PM

The President meets with local fishermen and families

Kanakanak Beach, Dillingham, Alaska Pool Spray

5:35 PM

The President attends a cultural performance

Dillingham Middle School, Dillingham, Alaska Travel Pool Coverage

6:45 PM

The President departs Dillingham, Alaska en route Kotzebue, Alaska

Dillingham Airport, Dillingham, Alaska Open to pre-credentialed media

9:05 PM

The President arrives Kotzebue, Alaska

Ralph Wien Memorial Airport, Kotzebue, Alaska Open to pre-credentialed media

9:50 PM

The President delivers remarks

Kotzebue School, Kotzebue, Alaska Open to pre-credentialed media

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Wall Street Journal

September 1, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will travel to the Seward area, where he will hike to Exit Glacier, participate in a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park and have the opportunity to view the effects of climate change firsthand. There will be a pool spray of the hike and the boat tour.

The President will return to Anchorage in the evening and remain overnight in Alaska.

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4:00 PM

The President hikes to Exit Glacier

Seward, Alaska Pool Spray

7:50 PM

The President participates in a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward, Alaska Pool Spray

Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward, Alaska

Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Tribune

August 31, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will travel to Anchorage, Alaska. The President's departure from the White House is open press, and the arrival at Elmendorf Air Force Base is open to pre-credentialed media.

While in Anchorage, the President will participate in a roundtable with Alaska Natives. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this roundtable at Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center.

Afterward, the President will address the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference. GLACIER will convene foreign ministers from Arctic nations and key non-Arctic states with scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders from Alaska and the Arctic region to discuss how climate change is reshaping the Arctic, increase global awareness of how Arctic climate change is affecting the rest of the world, and identify individual and collective actions to address these challenges. There will be GLACIER pre-credentialed media pool coverage of the President’s remarks.

The President will remain overnight in Alaska.

All times ET

10:25 AM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 10:00AM - North Doors of the Palm Room

10:40 AM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Anchorage, Alaska

Travel Pool Coverage Call Time 9:00AM - Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews

5:40 PM

The President arrives Anchorage, Alaska

Elmendorf Air Force Base Open to pre-credentialed media

7:15 PM

The President participates in a roundtable with Alaska Natives

Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center - Anchorage Pool Spray at the Bottom

9:00 PM

The President addresses the GLACIER Conference

GLACIER Pre-Credentialed Media Pool Coverage Open to pre-credentialed media Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center - Anchorage

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:00 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Daily Beast
Radio: AP
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: NY Times

August 30, 2015

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

August 29, 2015

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

August 28, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will participate in a live webcast to deliver remarks to and take questions from members of the North American Jewish community in an event co-sponsored by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and The Jewish Federations of North America. This webcast will take place in the Diplomatic Reception Room.

Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a DNC roundtable at Fiola Restaurant. This event is closed press.

All times ET

10:30 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

2:10 PM

The President will participate in a live webcast with members of the North American Jewish community

Diplomatic Reception Room Closed Press

4:05 PM

The President participates in a DNC roundtable

Fiola Restaurant - Washington Closed Press

August 27, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana. The President’s departure from the South Lawn is open press, and the arrival at Louis Armstrong International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media.

While in New Orleans, the President will meet with residents and youth who have rebuilt their lives over the past 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. This will be covered by the travel pool.

In the afternoon, the President will participate in a resilience roundtable on Hurricane Katrina including local officials and led by FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to highlight advancements in national preparedness, showcase Gulf Coast resiliency, mark the achievements of the New Orleans community over the past 10 years and discuss opportunities to build future resilience. There will be a travel pool spray at the bottom of the roundtable at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center.

Afterward, the President will deliver remarks on the region’s rebirth and what’s possible when citizens, city and corporate leaders all work together to lift up their communities and build back in ways that make them more innovative and positioned for economic growth. The President’s remarks at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center are open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the President will depart Louisiana en route Washington, DC. The departure from Louis Armstrong International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

All times ET

10:45 AM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 10:25PM - North Doors of the Palm Room

11:00 AM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route New Orleans, Louisiana

Travel Pool Coverage Call Time 9:30AM – Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews

1:20 PM

The President arrives New Orleans, Louisiana

Louis Armstrong International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

1:45 PM

The President meets with residents and youth

New Orleans Travel Pool Coverage

3:55 PM

The President participates in a resilience roundtable

Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center, New Orleans Travel Pool Spray

4:55 PM

The President delivers remarks

Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center, New Orleans Open to pre-credentialed media

6:00 PM

The President departs New Orleans en route Washington, DC

Louis Armstrong International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

8:15 PM

The President arrives Joint Base Andrews

Travel Pool Coverage

8:30 PM

The President arrives at the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 8:10PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 7:00 PM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Baltimore Sun
Radio: Talk Radio
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: AFP
Radio: NPR

August 26, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will welcome the 2014 WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury to the White House to honor the team and their victory in the WNBA Finals. This visit will continue the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts to give back to their communities. This event in the East Room is open press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in the latest installment of “Live from the White House” by conducting a round of interviews with television anchors from local markets to discuss the Iran agreement, and with a television anchor from New Orleans to discuss the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. While in Washington, the local anchors will spend the day at the White House with the President’s top advisers. These interviews are embargoed until 5:00PM EDT. The interviews will take place in the Diplomatic Reception Room.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:00 PM

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

12:15 PM

The President honors the 2014 WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury

East Room Open Press Pre-Set 11:00AM; Final Gather 11:55AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

2:20 PM

The President is interviewed by local news anchors participating in “Live from the White House”

Diplomatic Reception Room