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, and then entering from the west. >> wants this to these two were of san diego. working with -- watch the cities ur of san diego. servicesa u.s. armed ceremony to honor president obama. and then, members of the congressional black caucus hold a ceremonial swearing-in. obamanesday, president was honored by u.s. armed forces in a presidential farewell ceremony. ashton carter delivered remarks. this is an hour and 10 minutes. >> once again, good afternoon and welcome to the historic joint base.
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honoring barack obama, the 44th president of the united states. arrival ofd for the the official party. taking their positions are ashton carter, secretary of defense. ed by the joints chief of staff, joint general dunford. ♪ ladies and gentlemen, the vice president of the united states.
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♪ ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. ♪
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ladies and gentlemen, please be seated. ♪ the troops representing america's armed forces and participating untoday's revue from left to right are the united states army old guard
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fife and drum corps. the army's third united states infantry regiment, the old guard, the united states marine honor guard if marine barracks eighth and i, washington, d.c., the colors have always been one of the most important elements of a military unit. at the center of our formation is an armed forces colored guard bearing the national colors and the service flags of the army, marine corps, navy, air force and coast guard. the following is an element from the united states navy honor guard from navy yard washington, d.c. the next element on-line is comprised of members from the united states air force honor guard from joint air base. the united states coast guard honor guard from coast guard station alexandria and to the rear of the formation are the 56 state and territorial flags of the united states.
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[ applause ]
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ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the advancing of the colors and remain standing for the united states national anthem.
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♪ ladies and gentlemen, please be seated.
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the department of defense medal for distinguished public service isresented to president barack obama. president barack obama distinguished himselfs the commander-in-chief of the finest fighting force the world has
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ever known from january 20, 2009 to january 20, 2017. president obama kept our nation safe, led a strategic transition in our defense strategy, strengthened our alliances and pursued new partnerships and laid the foundation for a force of the future that will continue to win our nation's wars. president obama countered decisively the immediate threat to our national security, terrorism. he directed the operation to kill osama bin laden, decimated al-quida's terrorist network on a path to lasting defeat and developed counter terrorism platforms from south asia to north africa. he did so relentlessly, effectively with increased transparencies and in strict accord wednesday our values. president obama achieved verifiable nuclear with iran and
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with proliferation abroad, he directed recantization. as he successfully neutralized immediate threats to our security, president obama also directed a transition in our defense strategy. he implemented a rigorous intellectual policy and legal framework to guide the most solemn decision that a commander-in-chief makes to deploy and employ our men and women in uniform. he supported strategic investments to perpetuate our military edge in the air, at sea with missile defenses and in space and cyber doe mains including by establishing the united states cyber command. in so doing he led the transformation of the united states military from over a decade of counterinsurgency into a full spectrum fight it go force and critically he directed the united states rebalance to the asia pacific, the most conservative kwepb that will region for america's future. president obama also recognized the security in the world cannot
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be america's responsibility alone. he strengthened our alliances and pursued new partnerships. in europe he led the adaptation of nato and actively counter threats to europes east and south. in particular president obama directed the bolstering of our allied military presence in europe and reestablishing of deterrence against russian aggression. in asia he modernized our alliances in korea, strengthening the corner cornerstone of security from east asia. in the middle east he strengthened israel's qualitative military edge including with an unprecedented package of foreign military funding. but in an ever-changing world, president obama recognized that america's relationships must also change. he directed the advancement of new strategic unprecedented deepening of the inconsequential united states-india
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partnerships. president obama also recognized the strength this america's greatest strength is its people. he understood that we must continue to attract, recruit, retain, develop and transition the best talent that our nation has to offer. his repealing of the don't ask, don't tell policy and his support for opening all military occupations to women will help ensure that it. he also championed advanced research in an innovative program to care for our nation's wounded warriors and their families and led efforts to help veterans make the transition to civilian life. these and many other distinguished accomplishments of president obama reflect great credit upon himself, the department of defense and united states of america. [ applause ]
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ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the colors.
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ladies and gentlemen, please be seated. ladies and gentlemen, general dunford.
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>> mr. president, vice-president biden, secretary carter, distinguished guest, thank you once again for joining us as we pay tribute to our commander-in-chief and the obama family. mr. president, i had the distinct honor today of representing your soldiers, sailors, airmen, marine add coast guards. as you know better than most, those men and women are busy, thousands are deployed across the globe. they are taking the fight to the islamic state al-quida and other extremist organizations. they are maintaining freedom of navigation and defending us from threats in space and in cyber space. throughout your time in office we've often heard you express your appreciation for their
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service and sacrifice. there afternoon, mr. president, i want to express our appreciation for your leadership and honor your service as our commander-in-chief for the past eight years. mr. president we've been at war throughout your tenure. there's a period longer than any other american president, and throughout those years you've always been there for us. you were there in the situation room where i personally witnessed your thoughtful and careful deliberations. you were their visiting a force wherever it was doe employed, ensuring that our men and women had the guidance and support necessary to get the job done. you were there on the holidays meeting with troops and calling them around the world to simply say thanks. you were there when our wounded warriors returned home to heal. our your constant visits to walter reed were without fanfare or ceremony but always marked by heart felt words, hugs and more
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often than not, a few lunges alongside those trying to recover. you were there at dover air force base to receive the remains of the fallen and you were there to visit them. i could go on but let me share a few sentiments from the men and women you have touched as a leader. lieutenant colonel will philips sent this message, mr. president and first lady thank you both for your tireless dedication to our nation. president obama you set an example for us all as a statesman, father and husband. corporal dennis who is deployed to iraq told me how much he appreciated your call on christmas day to say thanks for your sacrifice and service. i met with him a few hours after your call and he was still pretty pumped up after that call. i was a bit disappointed because a visit from the chairman of the joint chiefs and distinguished leader actually didn't carry much weight.
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major matt lanford made the comment, when i met the president i was just regaining the ability of walk. shaking hands with president obama and having a conversation with him was something that will stick with me forever. given the responsibilities that he shoulders, president obama's thoughtfulness and common touch are pretty inspiring. master sergeant keith norris described what your support as a senator and as a president has meant to his family. if it wasn't for the post 9-11 gi bill, my wife and i could not have afforded to send my children to college. my oldest son just graduated and i'm excited i's on track to be commissioned in the united states air force. while i wish he's going in the army, i'm incredibly proud that he will be the first military officer in my family's history. chief warrant officer nate powell commented on the impact
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of your support to military spouses. my wife doesn't earn all that much but she loves being a teacher. because in the military spouse' residency relief act that president obama signed into law, my family saves thousands of dollars a year they would otherwise have to pay just because she has chose tone move with me across state lines from duty station to duty station. on the lighter side, captain alex lowe is also a big fan. he said'm glad to have start mid service for such a charismatic chief who can also play ball and sing al green. i'm going to take captain lowe's word for it. mr. president, on behalf of major, corporal, master sergeant norris, chief warrant officer
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powell, doc lowe and all of our men and women in uniform, we appreciate your service, your sacrifice, your commitment to the force and your leadership. of course just as military families served so h the obama family. while unable to join us this afternoon, mrs. obama and mrs. biden's commitment of joining forces has made a lasting impact, significantly expanded job placement in educational and also benefitted military working spouses, making careers more transportable for spouses who move every few years. the entire obama family has served and it would be impossible to sum up hall their contributions this afternoon. in closing i'll simply say, sasha and malia, thanks for sharing your mom and dad with us and the nation. mrs. obama thanks for improving the lives of our families and veterans and thanks for representing the nation with such class. mr. president, thank you for
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being a commander-in-chief that we have been proud to follow. thanks for your confidence in me and in all of the senior leaders who have had te privilege to serve on your watch. and now, ladies and gentlemen, it's my privilege to introduce another individual whose made a lasting impact on our joint force and someone we've been proud to follow, our secretary of defense, the honorable ashton carter. [ applause ] thank you, chairman dunford for that tribute to the president and the first lady's commitments to our troops and our families. mr. president, mr. vice president, department of defense leadership, distinguished
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guests, ladies and gentlemen, welcome as the department honors our commander-in-chief of eight critical years for one final time. this afternoon i'd like to do so by speaking of those aspects of his service and commitment to our national defense that have been so striking and it will be so memorable. each one a constant throughout his tenure as our president. his focused strategic leadership, his steps to strengthen our force both in its people and in its capabilities and decision-making. through it all president obama has led our military with an appreciation that america's defense is so vital that we, to whom it is entrusted, must ensure its continuity and excellence across the years and across the domains of armed conflict, not just air, land and
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a, but also space and cyber space, across parties, across government agencies, from strategic era to strategic era and from presidential administration to presidential administration, and he's done so not only for the last eight years but even today as we prepare for a new administration we're following the president's leadership and ensuring smooth and orderly transition. our military's a global force, one that president obama has steadfastly and strategically led in every region of the world to ensure the men and women are the strongest and most principalled fighting force in history, effectively defend our country, deter our advisories, bolster our alliances and partnerships and make a better world for our children. in the asia pacific president obama has sustained a comprehensive rebalance of military power to that region,
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the single most consequential one for america's future. there we're repositioning 60% of our naval air force forces and assets and we're strengthening and modernizing key alliance was japan, south korea, india, vietnam, australia and others. in europe following russia's illegal annexation of crimea, president obama has stood strong with our nato allies and led a united response to deter russian aggression and implementing a new play book so nato can adapt against 21st century threats. in the middle east president obama secured an accor that's verifiably preventing iran from acquiring a key weapon, removing a key source of damage in the
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region. as we continue to counter iran's other destabilizing activity, he's also strengthened defense relationships with all our key regional partners. for example, providing our ally rael unprecedented security assistance and advced capabilities across domains. and around the world in the face of trorist threats from al-quida to al-shabab to isil, president obama hased the most robust and sustained counter terrorism fight in american history. in the counter isil campaign, the president consistently supported the development and acceleration of the coalition military campaign plan focused on destroying the fact and the idea of an islamic state based on this ideology in iraq and syria. countering the ma met aft's sees
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and protecting the home land and our people. he's directed ate years of unrelenting strikes on al-quida to devastate that terrorist organization both before and after bringing osama bin laden to justice. he's built a counter terrorism apparatus that has thwarted countless plots against our homeland and he did all of this, all of it, consistent with our values because our president knows, as he's put it, that we lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals we fight to defend. at the same time president obama made sure our military stayed strong and grew stronger in our people, in our capabilities to meet those ambitious but necessary commitments. indeed our president knows very
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well that the single factor above all others that makes the u.s. military the finest is its people. some represented here today, far more around the world. president obama has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of our force, making sure our service members get what they need, not only when it comes to training and equipment but also important benefits critical to recruitment and retention, paternity leave. he's helped keep sacred the commitment to wounded warriors, the families of the fallen, to physical families and to veterans. he's made sure our people are treated with the dignity and honor befitting the profession of arms, from supporting dod's efforts to improving our suicide prevention efforts. he's helped ensure the long-term viability of what is after all an all volunteer force,
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recruited in comparatively small numbers from the entire american population recognizing we have to compete for top talent and then to have the best we must select the best slowly on the qualification to see meet high standards, not race, gender, identity or sexual orientation, rather focusing only on whether someone can meet our standards. but he's also supported veterans and their transition to whatever's next for them in life whether it be finding a job or starting a business. i know how much that matters because i'm old enough to remember a shameful time when our veterans were treated very differently. after our people, it's america's capabilities that make our military edge second to none, and president obama has sharpened that as well. he always asked are we looking around the corner.
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to ensure we not only anticipate the changing nature of warfare and future threats but also stay ahead of them and take full advantage of new technology. under his leadership dod began returning to full spectrum capability in the army and marine corps for many years of skillful but all-absorbing focus. we grew the size and loathality of our navy and grew the production of new bombers and tankers to the air force. we increased funding for innovative technologies in r&d, cyber and electronic warfare. all this amid persistent budget turbulence and uncertainty. even as president obama's work toward a world without nuclear weapons, he's also ensured the united states maintains a safe, secure and effective nuke deterrent for as long as these
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weapons exist. and finally, finally, from the advantage of someone whose worked for 11 defense secretaries over 35 years, under both democrat and republican presidents, now being secretary myself, i want to offer some perspective on the nature and the quality of president obama's leadership and decision-making as our commander-in-chief because it's often most appreciated by those who had to sign deployment orders from bethesda to walter reed who knows the decisions he makes have consequences. most americans don't get to see how president obama makes decisions about our national security, so let me give you a window into what it's like when we meet in the situation room or the oval office. to begin with, the steady, deliberate, rigorous and demanding of himself and of us,
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always reflecting the seriousness with which he approaches the grave responsibilities of the presidency. he makes us think through the consequences of a proposed course of action as thoroughly as that can be foreseen and he also focuses first and fixedly on our north star, america's national interests. i've been grateful and i've always gotten a full hearing for my views and recommendations. in my observation, chairman dunford always did as well. president obama vaed not only my strategic advice and his other advisers but also candid military advice anden's always willing to listen to what we had to say, even if i knew it wasn't something he wanted to hear. president obama also knows it's not only whether the decisions
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made are good that matters, but also whether they are implemented with excellence. that's a management style that's actually rare among policy makers in washington. whether it was accelerating the counter isil campaign, stopping the spread ofie bolla, rebalancing the asia-pacific. president obama's always insisted on getting the job done right to the end. he never hesitates to ask hard questions and keep asking until there's an answer. that's not only because he wanted the decision met and objectives achieved but because he was committed to making sure all of our soldiers -rblg air mass, marines had what they needed to do their job. as you heard from chairman dunford, that kind of commitment means a lot to our troops. i've seen that up close as well. many times i visited service members on bases after the president has stopped by,
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wounded warriors and their families at military hospitals after revisiting with them. no matter how much time has passed, revisited the week before, the month before or the year before, they remember the genuineness of president obama. they can feel as only young troops can and the unending concern he has for young men and women and their families and the boundless care with which he makes decision that's put them in harm's way. over the course of eight years, president obama's level of dedication and mastery of his responsibilities has been remarkable. it's difficult for anyone to imagine the toll of never being able to unplug from their duties and their stakes for that long. all the while being a gracious and inspiring example and all the while also helping to raise two daughters. it's impossible to imagine a man carrying more, although possibly
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two sons. mr. president, for this and more, i've been proud to serve as your secretary of defense. for me and the entire defense department thank you in full machine you're nor your leadership and your support and devotion to our country. you begin to feel the great weight shift from our shoulders. may you feel the warm wind of a nation's gratitude at your back. may god bless you and your family and may god continue to bless the united states of america. [ applause ] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama. [ applause ]
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thank you so much. thank you. thank you. please be seated. good afternoon. it turns out these are easier when you're talking about somebody else. in moments like this i think of all of the times that i've stood before our men and women in uniform commissioning our newest officers, presiding over promotions, presenting the commander-in-chief's trophy to the best football team in the military. i will let you argue over that one. i have never taken sides. secretary carter, i could not be more grateful for your gracious words but more importantly for your outstanding leadership
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across, as you noted, nearly three decades and nearly all hamilton my presidency. you have always given me, ash, your best strategic counsel. you've made sure we were investing in invasion for the long-term and a strong force for the future. as a physicist, ash is one of the few people who actually understands how our defense systems work, and i know that our troops and their families are immensely grateful for the compassion that you and stephanie have shown them over the years. so to you and your family on behalf of all of us, thank you for your outstanding service. [ applause ] >> general dunford, we've relied on you as commandant of the
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marine corps, now as our nation's highest ranking military officer, i thank you and the entire joint chiefs for the unvarnished military advice you've always provided to me, for your dedication, for your professionalism, for your integrity. because of you, because of this team, our armed forces are more integrated and better prepared across domains, a truly joint force which is why, as a white sox fan i can overlook the fact that you love the red sox. moreover on a personal note, outside of your professional qualities, you're a good man and i am grateful to have worked with you and thank helen for allowing you to do this. [ applause ]
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>> to members of congress, vice-president biden who along with jill has known the love and the pride and the sacrifice of a military family. to deputy secretary, service secretaries, distinguished guests, dedicated civilians from across the defense department, my national security team. most of all our men and women in uniform. i thank you for this honor and for the warmth and respect that you've always shown me, the support that you've shown michelle and our daughters during these past eight years, and so although i recognize that the formalities require me
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listening to praise directed in large part to me, i want to turn the tables. i am still commander-in-chief. i get to do what i want to do and i want to thank you. when all the privileges of this office, and there are many, i will miss air force one, i will miss marine one, but i can stand before you today and say that there has been no greater privilege and no greater honor than serving as the committee of e greatest military in the history of the world. [ applause ] >> when i took office i noted that presidents and those of you in uniform swear a similar oath, to protect and defend this country and the constitution that we cherish.
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and by stepping forward and volunteering, by raising your right hand and taking that oath, each of you made a solemn pledge. you committed yourself to a life of service and of sacrifice, and i in turn made a promise to you which, to the best of my abilities, i've tried to up hold every single day sense, that i would only send you into harm's way when it was absolutely necessary with a strategy and well-defined goals, with the equipment and the support that you needed to get the job done because that's what you rightfully expect and that is what you rightfully deserve. i made that pledge at a time when less than 1% of americans wear the uniform. fewer americans know someone who
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serves. and as a result a lot of americans don't see the sacrifices you make on our behalf. but as commander-in-chief i do. i've seen it when i look into the eyes of young cadets knowing that my decisions could very well send them into harm's way. i've seen it when i visited the field in baghdad, far from our families, risking your lives so that we can live ours safely and in freedom. and so you've inspired me and i've been humbled by you consistently. i want every american to know what i know, through year after year after year of continuous military operations, you have earned your place among the greatest generations. the lists of accomplishments
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that joe and ash so generously mentioned, they are because of you. it's what i tell my staff, i'm the front man. but you're the ones doing the work. because of you, our alliances are stronger, from europe to the asia pacific. because of you we surged in afghanistan, trained afghan forces to defend their country while bringing most of our troops home. today our forces serve their on a more limited mission because we must never again allow afghanistan to be used for a safe haven in attacks against our nation. it's because of you particularly our remarkable special forces that the core al-quida
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leadership that attacked us on 9-11 has been decimated. countless terrorist leaders including osama bin laden are gone. from south asia to africa we have forged partnerships to go after terrorists who threaten us. because of you we are leading the global coalition against isil. these terrorists have lost about half of their territory. they are losing their leaders, towns and cities are being liberated and i have no doubt this barbaric terrorist group will be destroyed because of you. you've shown that when it comes to fighting terrorism we can be strong and we can be smart, not by letting our forces get dragged into sectarian conflicts and civil wars but with smart, sustainable principalled partnerships. that's how we brought most of our troops home. nearly 180,000 troops in iraq
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and afghanistan down to 15,000 today. that's how even as we've suffered terrible attacks here at home from boston to orlando, know foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland these past eight years. because of you the world has seen the awesome reach of american armed forces. in some of the first few weeks of my job when somali pirates took captain philips, later on of they kidnapped jessica buchanan, it was you that went in and you that risked everything and you that brought these americans home to their families. the world has seen your compassion, the help you
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delivered in times of crisis from an earthquake in haiti to the tsunami in japan. think of ebola and the countless lives this armed forces saved in west africa. it was you that set up the architecture and set the example for the world's response. one woman in west africa said we thanked god first and then we thanked america second for caring about us. that's a difference you made. you continue to make in the lives of people around the world. as you know well with service comes great sacrifice, and after 15 years of war, our wounded warriors bear the scars both seen and unseen. in my visits to their bedsides
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and rehab centers, i have been in awe watching a wounded warrior grab his walker and pull himself up and through excruciating pain take a step and then another. or hearing troops describe how they grappled with post traumatic stress but summonsed the strength to ask for help. as a military and as a nation we have to keep supporting our resilient and incredibly strong wounded warriors as they learn to walk and run and heal. as they find new way to see keep serving our nation, they need to know that we still need your incredible talents. then you have not seen the depths of true love and true patriotism until you've been to
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dover. when our troops received our fallen heroes on their final journey home, still you have grieved with our gold star families who have given a piece of their heart to our nation, a son or a daughter, a father or mother, a husband or wife, a brother or a sister, everyone a patriot. every single one of these american families deserves the ever lasting gratitude and support of our entire nation. today after two major ground wars, our armed forces have drawn down and that is natural
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and it is necessary, and after reckless budget cuts and sequester, we need to keep improving the readiness and training and modernizing our forces, so let me take this opportunity while i still have it to appeal to our friends from congress. we cannot go back to sequestration. there's a responsible way forward, investing in america' strengths, our national security and our economic security, investing in the reform, the equipment and support that our troops need including the pay and the benefits and the quality of life and the education and the jobs that our troops and our veterans and all of your families deserve. make no mistake. even with the challenges of recent years and there have been challenges, our allies and advisories alike understand,
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america's military remains by far the most capable fighting force on the face of the earth. our army tested by years of combat is the test trained and best gee equipmented planned force on the planet. our navy is the largest and most lethal in the world on tracko surgeon pats 300 ships. our air force with its precision and reach is unmatched. our marine corps is the world's only truly expeditionary force. our coast guard is the finest in the world. and we're also the best because this military has come to welcome the talents of more of our fellow americans. service members can now serve the country they love without hiding who they are or who they love. all combat positions in our
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military are now open to women and joe biden andi know that women are at least as strong as men. we're stronger for it. it's one of the reasons that our military stands apart as the most respected institution in our nation by a mile. the american people -- [ applause ] >> the american people look up to you and your devotion to duty and your integrity and your sense of honor and your commitment to each other. one of my proudest achievements is that i have been able to i think communicate through the
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constant partisan haze along with so many others, how special this institution is. and the esteem in which our military has held has held constant and high throughout my presidency and i'm very grateful for that because you remind us that we are united as one team. at times of division you've shown what it means to pull together. so my days as your commander-in-chief are coming to an end. as i reflect on the challenges we have faced together and on those to come, i believe that one of the greatest tasks before our armed forces is to retain the high confidence the american people place in you. a responsibility for those not
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just in uniform but for those who lead you. it's the responsibility of our entire nation so we are called to remember core principals that we must never hesitate to act when necessary to defend our nation but we must also never rush into war because sending you into harm's way should be a last and not first resort. it should be compelled by the need of our security and not our politics. we need to remember that we must not give in to the false illusion of isolation because in this dangerous times oceans alone will not protect us and the world still seeks and need our leadership. we have to remember that our military has to be prepared for the full spectrum of threats,
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conventional and unconventional, from 20th century style aggression to 12st century style cyber threats, and when we do go to war, we have to hold ourselves to high standard standard and do everything in our power to prevent the loss of innocent life because that's what we stand for. that's what we should stand for. we have to remember that as we meet the threats of our times, we cannot sacrifice our values or our way of life. the rule of law and openness and tolerance that defines us as americans, that is our greatest strength and makes us a beacon to the world. we cannot sacrifice the very freedoms that we're fighting for. and finally in our democracy that continues strength of our all-volunteer force also rests
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on something else, the strong bond of respect and trust between those in uniform and the citizens that you protect and defend. at a time when too few americans truly understand the realities or sacrifices of military service, at a time when many political leaders have not served. if some in the military begin to feel as though somehow they are apart from the larger society, those bonds can fray. as every generation learns anew, freedom is not free. so while less than 1% of americans may be fighting our wars, 100% of americans can do their parts, at the very least, to support you and your
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families. everybody can do something, every business, every profession, every school, every community, every state to reach out and to give back and to let you know that we care to help make the lives of our troops and your family just a little bit easier. everybody can do something and that's why michelle and joe biden have mobilized families to honor and support you. that's why even after we leave the white house michelle and i keep look for way to see help rally more of our fellow citizens to be there for you just like you've always been there for us. so we can't say it enough and we can't show it enough. thank you for your patriotism. thank you for your professionalism. thank you for your character and representing the very best of the american spirit. our nation endures, we live free
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under the red, white and blue, because of patriots like you. it has been a privilege of a lifetime to serve with you. i have learned much from you. i'm a better man having worked with you. i'm confident that the united states and our armed forces will remain the greatest force for freedom and security that the world has ever known. god bless you and your families and god bless the out of america. [ applause ]
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ladies and gentlemen, the service songs of the armed forces of the united states. ♪
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♪ ladies and gentlemen, this concludes today's farewell tribute in honor of our commander-in-chief, barack obama, the 44th president of the us please remain at your seats and enjoy the united states army band until the departure of the
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official party from the hall. >> and armed forces review to honor ashton carter will be held monday at the henderson hall in virginia. chair of the joint chiefs of staff is expected to speak. we will show that to you here on the c-span networks. c-span's "washington journal," live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. sunday morning, the senior writer for wired will discuss donald trump's use of twitter to criticize businesses over there practices, including ford motor company, who canceled plans to build an auto plant in mexico
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after criticism from the president-elect. and a university of maryland senior associate will talk about his recent article titled "the enduring myth that business -- government should be run like a business." we will also talk about donald trump's personnel choices. and a lead nuclear negotiator for north korea joins us to talk about the nuclear threat posed by north korea and his advice for the incoming administration on how to address it. be sure to watch "washington journal close quote beginning live at 7:00. join the discussion. >> on tuesday, the congressional black caucus held a ceremonial swearing-in to honor members. 115th congress has the largest congressional blac


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