U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to an audience of 3,000 service members, military families, civic leaders elected officials and Gold Star families Dec. 15 inside a U.S. Navy hangar on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The purpose of the president's visit to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst was to thank troops for their service. Also speaking at the event were Maj. Gen. Margaret W. Boor, commanding general of the Army Reserve's 99th Regional Support Command, and Maj. Gen. Rick Martin, commanding general of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center.

Gold Star families honored during presidential visit to New Jersey

As thousands gathered here Dec. 15 to hear President Barack Obama thank troops for their service and sacrifice, one small group sat just off stage to the president's right, listening intently as he spoke....READ MORE


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