President Barack Obama departed Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility in Maryland at 1:53 p.m. Hawaii time on his way to Honolulu to begin his Hawaiian vacation.
The president departed the White House at 6:34 p.m. after wishing a Merry Christmas to staff and media gathered for his departure.
Obama, wearing a long black coat to ward off the frigid Washington, D.C., temperatures, was accompanied by personal aide Reggie Love and other staffers.
Obama is scheduled to arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam late tonight or early tomorrow morning, to rejoin his wife and two daughters who already are staying in their beachfront vacation home in Kailua.
His scheduled arrival is at 11:50 p.m. The airspace around Honolulu Airport will likely be shut down to departing and arriving flights when Air Force One lands. More at the Star Advertiser
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Obama's Off to Hawaii Returning to DC Jan. 4
From Hawaii's newspaper: