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The Vice President of the United States and his wife are here in Hawaii.
They arrived at Joint-Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on Saturday.
Joe and Jill Biden just wrapped up a six-day diplomatic trip to Singapore and India.
Under sunny skies, hundreds of military families attended a BBQ to enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers but the highlight was to meet Vice President Biden and his wife Jill.
“Protect your families while you are gone and embrace you when you come home and give you all that you need that’s the only sacred obligation we have,” Vice President Joe Biden said.
Biden and his wife spoke to troops and their families to say “thank you” for their service and sacrifice.
“It’s nice to kind of see that they have family members in the service too that they kind of know what we’re going through,” U.S. Marine Corps Public Affairs Sgt. Skyler Tooker said.
After Biden spoke, he and his wife met and took pictures with troops and their families.
One of the reasons why the Tooker family came was to have their 7-month-old son Landon meet the Vice President.
“That’s why we came actually so we could have a chance maybe to show him when he’s older that he go the opportunity that a lot of kids don’t get,” Marine wife Allison Tooker said.
And, the Tookers weren’t the only ones, vying for an up-close and personal visit.
Jesse Miller’s wife Jenny actually flew the vice president to Iraq for the first time in 2009.
And, as a surprise, he wanted to get the picture of her with Biden signed.
“He was just very impressed and wanted to emphasize that women are very capable can do anything a man could do he was very proud of that,” U.S. Air Force Capt. Jesse Miller said.
Today Tara Molle turned 30-years-old.
After asking the secret service if she could meet the Vice President, he gave her something she hadn’t expected.
“He came over he actually gave me a coin too so I’m like really excited right now I feel like a little kid,” U.S. Coast Guard PO3 Tara Molle said.
Pictures weren’t the only things the Vice President signed.
Angiel James asked Biden to sign something unique.
“I might not get a photo so at least I should get something that I have hands on so I asked him if he would sign my bear that I named Mocha,” U.S. Army Angiel James said.
James said Biden chuckled and said “you’re going to get me in trouble by signing a teddy bear.”
But he obliged, making her happy.
After the pictures, autographs, and handshakes, the Biden’s left for Kaneohe Marine Base where they will be staying overnight.
They are expected to leave Hawaii for Washington D.C Sunday afternoon.