President Trump thanks members of the U.S. military via Thanksgiving video teleconference.
Trump entered the Diplomatic Room at exactly 4:59 where a desk with the presidential seal was set out for him in front of a television screen to conference in members of the armed services.
He wished the press “Happy Thanksgiving.”
His official remarks are ongoing. Updates to follow. You know the drill: Check quotes against transcript.
Army: Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion 36th Infantry Division (HHBN 36th ID); Camp Arifjan, KU
Navy: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG 81); 5TH FLEET AOR; Red Sea
Marine Corps: Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC); Kuwait
Air Force: 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and Expeditionary Readiness Squadron (386 ESFS/ERS); Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait
Space Force: 11th Space Warning Squadron (Space-based Missile Warning); Buckley AFB, CO
Coast Guard: USCG Patrol Forces Southwest Asia; Kingdom of Bahrain