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Thursday, September 10, 2015

President to Spend 9/11 at Fort Meade for Worldwide Troop Talk



By Amaani Lyle DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2015 — President Barack Obama is slated to visit Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, for an unprecedented, live, worldwide televised troop talk with service members on the 14th anniversary of 9/11, Pentagon Spokesman Peter Cook said today.

The president, Cook said, will open with words of appreciation for the service and sacrifice of troops and their families before taking questions both from service members present at the event, and online via Facebook, Twitter and Skype and satellite. 

The event occurs on the heels of the viral success of Defense Media Activity’s Worldwide Troop Talk, Sept. 1, 2015, featuring Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

“[The President] very much values face time with troops -- listening, asking, and answering questions, and he looks forward to taking time on the anniversary of 9/11 to engage directly with service members,” Cook said.

Those who want to ask a question should go to the Defense Department Facebook page at facebook.com/deptofdefense and leave a comment or visit Twitter using the hashtag #AskPOTUS.

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