Obama guidance, press schedule Feb. 29, 2016. Medal of Honor winner

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Below, from the White House..

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 28, 2016

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will present the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, U.S. Navy. Senior Chief Byers will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian being held hostage in Afghanistan on December 8-9, 2012. This event in the East Room is open press.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: Financial Times

Radio: Sirius XM

EST

9:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:15AM THE PRESIDENT presents the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, U.S. Navy

East Room

Open Press (Pre-Set 9:25AM; Final Gather 10:50AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

12:45PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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