24 heartwarming photos of America's commander-in-chief with the military


As America's commander-in-chief, President Obama is the supreme commander of the US's armed forces.

In this role, Obama has the final say on all matters of the country's military. But, additionally, as the head of the military, Obama must also cater to the morale of the US military and ensure that the nation's nearly 1.3 million active soldiers and veterans feel cared for.

Below are some of our favorite photos of Obama interacting with US military service members and veterans.

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