President Barack Obama Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony
The Armed Forces held a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall’s Conmy Hall in honor of the departing Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama Jan. 4, 2016.
Accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, President Obama praised the military for their service and sacrifice. He also stressed the need for the country and its fighting forces to maintain high standards, respect the rule of law and do everything in their power to prevent civilian casualties.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter presented President Obama with the Medal of Distinguished Public Service as a token of appreciation for his service as commander in chief from 2009 through 2017.