'Hail to the Chief'
Spc. Aldon Kelly and Pfc. Christina L. Wilson, both from 71st Chemical Company, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, greet President George W. Bush during his 16-hour stopover in Honolulu, which began Monday.

Spc. Aldon Kelly and Pfc. Christina L. Wilson, both from 71st Chemical Company, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, greet President George W. Bush during his 16-hour stopover in Honolulu, which began Monday.

Kelly and Wilson were recent honor and distinguished honor graduates, respectively, of the Warrior Leader Course at Schofield Barracks.

About 300 Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines dined with the president, First Lady Laura Bush, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at the Hickam Air Force Base Officers' Club. The breakfast followed a briefing from senior military officers.

The president said, "You are doing a really important job," and then thanked military personnel for their service "on behalf of a grateful nation."

Afterwards, he headed back to Washington, concluding his eight-day trip to Asia.

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