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May 25, 2016

The Schedule

In the evening, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan at the Shima Kanko Hotel. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting.

All times ET

12:05 AM

The President holds a YSEALI town hall

GEM Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Open to pre-credentialed media

1:50 AM

The President departs Vietnam en route Japan

Tan Son Nhat International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

6:50 AM

The President arrives Japan

Chubu Centrair International Airport Open to pre-credentialed media

9:30 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

Shima Kanko Hotel, Shima City, Japan Pool Spray at the Bottom

May 24, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will meet with U.S. consulate staff and family members. This meeting at the InterContinental Asiana Saigon is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will participate in a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall at the GEM Center in Ho Chi Minh City. This town hall is open to pre-credentialed media.

In the afternoon, the President will depart Vietnam en route Shima City, Japan. The departure from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and arrival at Chubu Centrair International Airport are open to pre-credentialed media.

The President will remain overnight in Ise-Shima, Japan.

 

 

 

 

All times ET

12:55 AM

The President delivers remarks

National Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam Open to pre-credentialed media

2:55 AM

The President departs Hanoi en route Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Noibai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam Open to pre-credentialed media

4:50 AM

The President arrives Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Open to pre-credentialed media

5:20 AM

The President tours the Jade Pagoda

Jade Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Travel Pool Coverage

6:15 AM

The President tours DreamPlex

DreamPlex Coworking Space, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Travel Pool Coverage

6:45 AM

The President delivers remarks

DreamPlex Coworking Space, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Pooled Press

11:25 AM

The President meets with U.S. consulate staff and family members

InterContinental Asiana Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Closed Press

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

May 23, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will meet with Embassy personnel and families. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will meet with members of civil society. There will be a travel pool spray  the bottom of this meeting. In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at the National Convention Center. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.

Following his remarks the President will depart Hanoi en route Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The President’s departure at the Noibai International Airport and arrival at the Tan Son Nhat Airport are open to pre-credentialed media.

While in Ho Chi Minh City, the President will tour the Jade Pagoda. There will be travel pool coverage of this tour.

In the evening, the President will tour the DreamPlex Coworking Space and deliver remarks at an event focused on entrepreneurship and opportunity for the Vietnamese people. There will be travel pool coverage of the tour and pooled press coverage of the President’s remarks.

The President will remain overnight in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

All times ET

11:20 PM

The President participates in an Embassy meet and greet

Closed Press JW Marriott, Hanoi, Vietnam

11:40 PM

The President meets with members Civil Society

JW Marriott, Hanoi, Vietnam Pool Spray at the Bottom

In-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Washington Post

May 22, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

All times ET

5:50 AM

The President arrives in Yokota Air Force Base, Japan and Air Force One refuels

Yokota Air Force Base, Fussa, Japan Travel Pool Coverage

7:50 AM

The President departs Yokota Air Force Base, Japan en route Hanoi, Vietnam

Yokota Air Force Base, Fussa, Japan Travel Pool Coverage

In-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Tribune

May 21, 2016

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

All times ET

12:55 PM

The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

South Lawn Open Press Open Press (Final Gather 12:35PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

1:10 PM

The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Joint Base Elmendorf

Travel Pool Coverage Out-of-Town Pool Call Time 11:30AM – Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base

8:35 PM

The President arrives in Joint Base Elmendorf and Air Force One refuels

Joint Base Elmendorf, Anchorage, Alaska Travel Pool Coverage

10:35 PM

The President departs Joint Base Elmendorf en route Yokota Air Force Base, Japan

Joint Base Elmendorf, Anchorage, Alaska Travel Pool Coverage

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 10:30AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Politico
Radio: AP
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Tribune

May 20, 2016

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.
 
Later in the morning, the President will receive a briefing on the ongoing response to the Zika virus from members of his public health team including Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director of NIH/NIAID Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden; the Vice President will also attend.  There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting in the Oval Office.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

11:00 AM

The President receives a briefing on the ongoing response to the Zika virus from members of his public health team; the Vice President also attends

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Bottom Final Gather 11:40AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: NY Times
Radio: ABC

May 19, 2016

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 have lunch with the Vice President in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.
 
Later in the afternoon, the President will award National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation to 17 scientists, engineers, mathematicians and innovators. The National Medal of Science recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science, engineering and mathematics. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness and quality of life and helped strengthen the Nation’s technological workforce. This event in the East Room will be open press.

All times ET

10:00 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

12:30 PM

The President and the Vice President meet for lunch

Private Dining Room Closed Press

2:30 PM

The President awards National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation

East Room Open Press Pre-set 12:50PM; Final Gather 1:40PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: NY Post
Radio: ABC

May 18, 2016

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 participate in a DNC roundtable. This roundtable at the Jefferson Hotel will be closed press.

All times ET

10:30 AM

The President and The Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

3:50 PM

The President participates in a DNC roundtable

The Jefferson Hotel Closed Press Closed Press (In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 3:10PM-North Doors of the Palm Room)

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 09:30
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: NBC
Print: Newsday
Radio: VOA

May 17, 2016

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.

All times ET

10:30 AM

The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

In-Town  Pool Call Time: 9:30 AM
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: National Journal
Radio: Talk Media News

May 16, 2016

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
 
Later in the morning, the President will host a Medal of Valor ceremony at the White House. The Medal of Valor is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect others from harm.  This event in the East Room is open press.
 
In the afternoon, the President will meet with Secretary of Defense Carter.  This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press.

All times ET

11:35 AM

The President hosts a Medal of Valor ceremony

East Room Open Press Pre-Set 8:50AM; Final Gather 10:45AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

3:45 PM

The President meets with Secretary of Defense Carter

Oval Office Closed Press