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November 27, 2015

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

November 26, 2015

The Schedule

No public schedule available at this time.

November 25, 2015

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 meet with members of his national security team, who will brief him on our homeland security posture in the wake of the tragic attacks in Paris and as we enter the holiday season. This meeting in the Oval Office is closed press.

In afternoon, the President will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden. The President will celebrate the 68th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation, reflect upon the time-honored traditions of Thanksgiving, and wish American families a safe and healthy holiday. The 2015 National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate were hatched and raised near Central Valley, California. This ceremony is open press.

Later in the afternoon, the First Family will participate in a service event in the Washington, DC area. There will be travel pool coverage.

All times ET

4:15 AM

The Vice President meets with President Borut Pahor of the Republic of Slovenia.

Westin Zagreb Pool Spray at the Top

4:40 AM

The Vice President holds a bilateral meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk

Westin Zagreb Pool Spray at the Top

6:00 AM

The Vice President meets with Prime Minister Zoran Milanović of Croatia

Banski Dvori Pool Spray at the Top

6:50 AM

The Vice President takes an official family photo with leaders

Ceremonial Hall of the Predsjednicki Dvori Open Press

7:00 AM

The Vice President meets with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia

Predsjednicki Dvori Pool Spray at the Top

8:45 AM

The Vice President attends the plenary session of the Brdo-Brijuni Presidential Process

Ceremonial Hall of the Predsjednicki Dvori Closed Press

10:00 AM

The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office Closed Press

10:55 AM

The President meets with his national security team

Oval Office Closed Press

11:15 AM

The Vice President delivers a joint summit statement with President Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia, President Pahor of Slovenia and European Council President Tusk

Ceremonial Hall of the Predsjednicki Dvori Open Press

11:40 AM

President Obama delivers a statement

Roosevelt Room Pooled Press Final Gather 11:10AM— Brady Press Briefing Room

12:15 PM

The Vice President meets with staff and families of the U.S. Embassy Zagreb

Westin Zagreb Closed Press

1:40 PM

the Vice President and Dr. Biden depart Zagreb, Croatia for Rome Italy

2:45 PM

The President pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey

Rose Garden Open Press Pre-Set 1:45PM, Final Gather 2:20PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

4:40 PM

The First Family participates in a service event

Washington, DC area Travel Pool Coverage Final Gather 3:55 PM – 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: NBC
Print: NY Post
Radio: WW1

November 24, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will host President Francois Hollande of France for a bilateral meeting in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris of November 13. This visit will underscore the friendship and solidarity between the United States and France, our oldest ally. President Obama and President Hollande will consult and coordinate our efforts to assist France’s investigation into these attacks, discuss further cooperation as part of the 65-member counter-ISIL coalition, and reiterate our shared determination to confront the scourge of terrorism. The Vice President will also participate. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting in the Oval Office.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a joint press conference with President Francois Hollande of France. The Vice President will also attend. This press conference in the East Room is open press.

In the afternoon, the President will award seventeen recipients the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The First Lady will also attend. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. This event in the East Room is open press.

All times ET

10:15 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Francois Hollande of France; the Vice President also participates

Oval Office Pool Spray at the Top Final Gather 10:00AM – Brady Press Briefing Room

11:30 AM

The President holds a joint press conference with President Francois Hollande of France; the Vice President also attends

East Room Open Press Pre-Set 10:35AM; Final Gather 11:05AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

5:00 PM

The President awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom; the First Lady also attends

East Room Open Press Pre-Set 2:15PM; Final Gather 4:15PM – North Doors of the Palm Room

In-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: NY Daily News
Radio: VOA

November 23, 2015

The Schedule

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

All times ET

12:00 AM

The President arrives at Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews Travel Pool Coverage Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

12:15 AM

The President arrives at the White House

South Lawn Open Press Final Gather 12:00 AM – North Doors of the Palm Room

10:45 AM

The Vice President participates in a discussion with the ambassadors representing the counter-ISIL Coalition

State Department Closed Press

In-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CNN
Print: Newsday
Radio: Talk Radio
Out-of-Town  Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: FOX
Print: Washington Post

November 22, 2015

The Schedule

On Sunday, in the morning, the President will meet with Embassy personnel and families. This meeting is closed press. Later in the morning, the President will participate in an East Asia Summit family photo and meeting. There will be travel pool coverage of the family photo and of Prime Minister Najib Razak’s remarks at the top of the meeting.

In the afternoon, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of the Republic of Singapore. There will be a travel pool spray at the bottom of this meeting. Later in the afternoon, the President will hold a press conference. This press conference is open press.

Afterward, the President will depart Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia en route Yokota, Japan on the way back to Washington, DC. The departure from Subang Airbase will be open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival at Yokota Air Base, where Air Force One will refuel, will be covered by the travel pool. Later, the President will depart Yokota, Japan en route Anchorage, Alaska on the way back to Washington, DC. The departure from Yokota Air Base and the arrival at Elmendorf Air Base, where Air Force One will refuel, will be covered by the pool.

All times ET

1:00 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of the Republic of Singapore

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Pool Spray at the Bottom

2:25 AM

The President holds a press conference

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Open Press

4:00 AM

The President departs Malaysia

Subang Airbase, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Open to pre-credentialed media

10:20 AM

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

Yokota Air Base, Yokota, Japan Travel Pool Coverage

12:20 PM

The President departs Japan

Yokota Air Base, Yokota, Japan Travel Pool Coverage

6:40 PM

The President arrives in Anchorage, Alaska and Air Force One refuels

Elmendorf Air Base, Anchorage, Alaska Travel Pool Coverage

8:40 PM

The President departs Alaska en route Washington, DC

Elmendorf Air Base, Anchorage, Alaska Travel Pool Coverage

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

November 21, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, while in Malaysia, the President will deliver remarks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit. The President’s remarks at the Shangri-la Hotel are open to pre-credentialed media. 

In the afternoon, the President will tour the Dignity for Children Foundation. There will be travel pool coverage of the tour. Following the tour, the President will participate in a Civil Society roundtable. There will be a travel pool spray of the roundtable at the top of this meeting. 

In the evening, the President participates in a US-ASEAN meeting. There will be a travel pool spray of the meeting. The President will also participate in a pull aside with Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of this pull aside. Later in the evening the President will attend and participate in a family photo and the EAS gala dinner at the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. There will be travel pool coverage of the family photo and travel pool coverage of the opening remarks. 

The President will remain overnight in Kuala Lumpur.

All times ET

12:15 AM

The President participates in a civil society roundtable

Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Pool Spray at the Top

4:45 AM

The President participates in a US-ASEAN meeting

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel Pool Coverage

6:35 AM

The President participates in a pull aside with Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Pool Spray at the Top

7:20 AM

The President participates in a welcome and family photo

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel Pool Coverage

7:30 AM

The President attends a EAS gala dinner

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel Pool Coverage

9:20 PM

The President meets with Embassy personnel and families

Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Closed Press

10:00 PM

The President participates in an EAS family photo

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel Pool Coverage

10:10 PM

The President participates in an EAS Summit meeting

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Pool Spray at the Top

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

November 20, 2015

The Schedule

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

In the afternoon, the President will depart the Philippines en route Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The departure from Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the arrival at Subang Airbase will be open to pre-credentialed media.

Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall. The town hall is open to pre-credentialed media.

In the evening, the President will have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting.

The President will remain overnight in Malaysia.

All times ET

12:15 AM

The President participates in a civil society roundtable

Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Pool Spray at the Top

2:30 AM

The President arrives in Malaysia

Subang Airbase, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Open to pre-credentialed media

3:10 AM

The President holds a YSEALI town hall

Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Open to pre-credentialed media

4:45 AM

The President participates in a US- ASEAN meeting

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel Pool Coverage

6:35 AM

The President participates in a pull aside with Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Pool Spray at the Top

7:20 AM

The President participates in a welcome and family photo

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel Pool Coverage

7:30 AM

The President attends a EAS gala dinner

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel Pool Coverage Travel Pool Coverage of Opening Remarks

9:25 PM

The President delivers remarks at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Open to pre-credentialed media

10:25 PM

The President tours the Dignity for Children Foundation

Dignity for Children Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Travel Pool Coverage

November 19, 2015

The Schedule

In the morning, the President will participate in the APEC family photo and the opening session of the APEC  retreat on inclusive growth through integrated economics. There will be limited travel pool coverage of the family photo and a limited travel pool spray at the top of the session at the Philippine International Convention Center.

In the afternoon, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and attend the second session of the APEC retreat on sustainable and resilient communities. There will be limited travel pool coverage of the bilateral meeting and the second session is closed press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in the closing session of APEC. This meeting is closed press. In the evening, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. There will be a travel pool spray at the top of this meeting.

The President will remain overnight in the Philippines.

All times ET

12:10 AM

The President participates in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines Travel Pool Spray

1:00 AM

The President participates in the second APEC retreat session

Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines Closed Press

3:30 AM

The President participates in the APEC closing session

Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines Closed Press

4:45 AM

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

Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines Travel Pool Spray

5:50 AM

The President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Pool Spray at the Bottom

11:30 AM

The Vice President meets with General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army

The Roosevelt Room Closed Press

1:20 PM

The Vice President will deliver remarks at the Aspen Institute Summit on Inequality and Opportunity

Newseum in Washington D.C Open Press

10:25 PM

The President meets with Embassy personnel and families

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Manila, Philippines Closed Press

11:15 PM

The President departs the Philippines

Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila, Philippines Open to pre-credentialed media

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

November 18, 2015

The Schedule

Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in an informal dialogue of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC) leaders with the Pacific Alliance. This meeting is closed press.

In the evening, the President will participate in an APEC family photo and attend an APEC welcome dinner and cultural performance. There will be limited pre-set pool coverage of the family photo, and there will be limited pool coverage of President Aquino's welcome remarks at the dinner.

The President will remain overnight in the Philippines.

In the morning, the President will participate in the APEC family photo and the opening session of the APEC retreat on inclusive growth through integrated economics. There will be limited travel pool coverage of the family photo and a limited travel pool spray at the top of the session at the Philippine International Convention Center.

All times ET

3:15 AM

The President participates in a Pacific Alliance meeting

Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines Closed Press

6:35 AM

The President participates in an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC) family photo

Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines Travel Pool Coverage Limited Pre-Set

6:45 AM

The President attends an APEC welcome dinner and cultural performance

Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines Travel Pool Coverage Limited Pool Coverage of President Aquino's Welcome Remarks Only

9:00 PM

The President participates in an APEC family photo

Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines Travel Pool Coverage

9:30 PM

The President participates in the opening session of the APEC retreat

Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines Travel Pool Spray

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