Today, I was invited to attend U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s arrival at Hickam Air Force Base by Pacific Command, as well as her press conference with Japan’s Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara, which was held in Kahala. Mrs. Clinton was personally greeted by Admiral Robert Willard, the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, his wife, and Colonel Robert J. Dague (Vice Commander, 15th Wing, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii).
After her arrival, Mrs. Clinton’s motorcade escorted her to Kahala, where she exchanged gifts with the Mr. Maehara (he, an apparent train enthusiast, was presented with a model train, while he gave her a set of crystal wine glasses) and then met with him for two hours before both diplomats entered the press conference.
I admit that written journalism is not yet my strong point, but the Honolulu Star-Advertiser has an article detailing the topics covered during the press conference.
And now, onto the photographs!
To see my full gallery of images, please click here. I’d like to thank PACOM for the opportunity to attend this event, and the other video/photo journalists there who were very friendly – I learned a lot!