Obama guidance & press schedule Sept. 17, 2014. CENTCOM visit

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday visits theU.S. Central Command at the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fl. for briefings on the battle against ISIL.CENTCOM is the military command center dealing with “20 countries in the Middle East and Central and South Asia, including Iraq and Syria.” Later, at the White House, Obama hosts a picnic for members of Congress.

Below, from the White House…

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 16, 2014

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

In the morning, the President will visit U.S. Central Command at the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. CENTCOM’s area of responsibility includes 20 countries in the Middle East and Central and South Asia, including Iraq and Syria. The President will receive a briefing from his top commanders at CENTCOM, and thank the men and women who will partner with others in the region to carry out the President’s strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL. There will be a photojournalist spray at the top of the briefing, the President’s tour of the Joint Operations Center will be closed press and the President’s remarks are pooled for television cameras and open to still photographers and correspondents.

In the afternoon, the President will return to Washington, DC. The departure from MacDill Air Force Base will be open press, and the President will motorcade back to the White House.

In the evening, the President will host a picnic for Members of Congress at the White House. There will be print pool coverage for remarks only.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: Roll Call

Radio: NBC

Out-of-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: AFP

Radio: CBS

EDT

9:45AMTHE PRESIDENT participates in a briefing at U.S. Central Command

U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida

Travel Photojournalist Spray at the Top

10:50AMTHE PRESIDENT tours the Joint Operations Center at U.S. Central Command

U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida

Closed Press

11:50AMTHE PRESIDENT delivers remarks

Short Fitness and Sports Center, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida

Pooled for television cameras and open to still photographers and correspondents

2:15PMTHE PRESIDENT departs Tampa, Florida

MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida

Open Press

2:45PM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

4:15PMTHE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Final Gather 3:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

7:05PMTHE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a picnic for Members of Congress

South Lawn

Print Pool for Remarks Only (Final Gather 6:45PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Josh Earnest will gaggle aboard Air Force One en route Washington, DC

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