First Family departs from Hickam, ending President Obama’s last Hawaii vacation while in office

One final aloha Sunday night for President Obama as he and his family leave Hawaii, wrapping up their last holiday vacation here while he’s in office.

The First Family departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Air Force One around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night.

Prior to taking off, as the president got out of his motorcade vehicle he was greeted with a round of cheers from a nearby crowd. Hawaii’s dignitaries were also there to bid the family farewell.

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Earlier in the evening, the First Family dined at Buzz’s in Kailua, a tradition before the Obamas leave the islands.

And even earlier in the day, President Obama spent his New Year’s holiday out and about. He headed over the Koolau from Kailua, on this first day of 2017.

He skipped his morning workout on base and instead he and his family visited the East-West Center on the University of Hawaii Manoa campus.

He was joined by sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, as well as a big crowd of fans waiting outside the center to get a glimpse of the commander-in-chief.

 

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